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Honeywell technology modernises mill for Europe’s largest forestry industry company

August 2015 News

Honeywell Process Solutions has announced that Europe’s largest pulp, board and paper manufacturer will use HPS process automation, safety system and manufacturing optimisation technologies to modernise one of its key mills, helping it to meet rising demand for renewable packaging board.

Stora Enso is implementing Honeywell’s technologies as part of a modernisation and optimisation effort at its paper mill in Varkaus, Finland. Headquartered in Helsinki, Stora Enso is the largest pulp, board and paper producer in Europe, and one of the largest in the world.

“Stora Enso’s business objective is to produce and deliver the highest quality paper and board products in the world, and Honeywell’s portfolio of technologies will help it reach this goal safely, reliably and efficiently,” said Ali Raza, vice president, HPS. “We have worked with Stora Enso for about 40 years and I am pleased that Honeywell can help them modernise this facility.”

The Stora Enso project coincides with conversion of the facility to produce kraftliner, a fibre-based container board. Upgrades to the Varkaus mill include:

Migration of the plant from its previous control system to Honeywell’s Experion PKS, which unifies people, processes, assets and business needs, by having one unified architecture for process control, safety systems and automation software.

Experion process, machinery and drives (PMD) controllers, which use a single, consistent set of engineering tools for lower capital costs and more cost-effective execution of production line and plant-wide control.

Uniformance process history database (PHD), which helps users make better and faster decisions with superior data management, higher data security and reliability, and lower total cost of ownership.

Safety Manager, which integrates process safety data, applications, system diagnostics and critical control strategies, and executes defined safety applications in a fully redundant architecture.

OptiVision MES, an advanced order-to-cash solution designed to help pulp and paper companies and flat sheet manufacturers address critical issues determining profitability.

For more information contact Boni Magudulela, Honeywell Southern Africa, +27 (0)11 695 8000, boni.magudulela@honeywell.com, www.honeywellprocess.com



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