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Valmet selected to replace automation system at Papeterie du Bourray in France

Arjowiggins' Papeteries du Bourray graphic papers mill in France has ordered a Valmet DNA distributed control system (DCS) for PM1 to replace an earlier control system that is reaching end-of-life. The new Valmet DNA system will replace an old system from another supplier.


The order is included in Valmet's second quarter 2016 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed. Typically the order value of this kind of automation system deliveries is below EUR one million.

 "Our Valmet DNA is based on more than 30 years of developing distributed control systems ranging from micro-sized systems to mill- and plant-wide systems that support global organizations. In this project we are replacing an old distributed control system from another supplier. The limited space in the mill's cross connection room meant that a major requirement for the mill was our ability to install the new system in the existing cabinets. Meeting both the ergonomic and performance expectations of the mill were keys to winning the replacement," says Boris Hosteins, Valmet Sales Manager in Bordeaux.

Technical details of the delivery

Valmet's delivery includes engineering, installation supervision, training and commissioning. The start-up of the new system scheduled for September 2016.

Valmet DNA is a single automation system for all applications - process, machine, drive and quality controls. It can also cover information management functions along with mechanical and field device condition monitoring. Guaranteed compatibility between different generation Valmet products helps to future-proof investments and maximizes the effectiveness of existing equipment.