Valmet to supply automation system for coal washing to SUEK’s Tugnuisky open-pit mine in Russia


Valmet will supply an automation system for coal washing to SUEK’s Tugnuisky open-pit mine in Eastern Siberia, Russia. SUEK is currently constructing a new fine-size coal washing module and modernizing its existing coal washing module. The project will increase the plant’s washing capacity by more than 65% to 14 million tons per year. Modern automation will enable the company to increase the operating efficiency of its coal washing and enhance the quality of mined coal.

The order is included in Valmet’s third quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Valmet will act as a turnkey supplier for the project. The company’s delivery will consist of a Valmet DNA automation system for the existing coal washing module, new coal washing module and loading module, along with third-party equipment.

Information about the customer SUEK

SUEK is one of the world’s largest coal companies and the leading coal producer in Russia. The company supplies a broad range of coal products to customers in 42 countries and has approximately 33,580 employees.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet’s strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers’ processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet’s net sales in 2017 were approximately EUR 3.1 billion. Our more than 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day. Valmet’s head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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