Honeywell Modernizes Mill for Stora Enzo

HELSINKI, FINLAND | Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), a supplier of automation and control technologies to the paper industry and its technology, reports that Europe’s largest pulp, board, and paper manufacturer will use HPS process automation, safety system, and manufacturing optimization technologies to modernize one of its key mills and help it meet rising demand for renewable packaging board. 

Stora Enso Oyj is implementing Honeywell’s technologies as part of a modernization and optimization effort at their paper mill in Varkaus, Finland.

“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 them reach this goal safely, reliably, and efficiently,” says Ali Raza, VP, HPS. “We have worked with Stora Enso for about 40 years, and I am pleased that Honeywell can help them modernize this facility.”

The Stora Enso project coincides with conversion of the facility to produce kraftliner, a virgin-fiber-based containerboard. Globally, the company produces a number of products, including about 5.6 million tons of chemical pulp, 10.9 million tons of paper and board, and 14 billion sq ft of corrugated packaging.

Upgrades to the Varkaus mill include the following:

• Migrating the plant from its previous control system to Honeywell’s Experion PKS (Process Knowledge System) 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 said to provide lower capital costs and more cost-effective execution of production line and plant-wide control.

Uniformance Process History Database (PHD) said to help 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 Manufacturing Execution System (MES), an advanced order-to-cash solution designed to help pulp and paper companies and flat sheet manufacturers address critical issues determining profitability.

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