Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Its history dates back more than 200 years. The company was recreated when the Pulp, Paper and Power business was separated from Metso in December 2013. Nurminen and Metso have a long history of cooperation in various projects.

In 2014, Nurminen became responsible for the transport logistics for a bio boiler plant supplied by Valmet Power to Syktyvkar in the Komi Republic in Russia. The boiler plant is used to produce electricity and heat. Project shipments were loaded in Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia and Finland. The total volume amounted to around 60 loads, of which one-third were special transports, and the rest were normal loads and containers. The most challenging loads were more than 5 metres wide, and the tallest containers reached approximately 4.5 metres. Nurminen’s range of services also included monitoring loading in Poland, customs clearances in the countries of departure and, to some extent, the use of its terminals in combining and storing loads. 

According to the client

In terms of volume, Syktyvkar is a major project for the MW Power business line of Valmet. On the whole, however, it is a medium-sized project if the company’s Capital projects are taken into account. Operationally, projects of this type often present challenges, but our cooperation with Nurminen has always run smoothly.

Hannu Peltonen
Valmet Power

According to Nurminen

Large projects are always planned carefully in advance. For this project, detailed advance planning was particularly important in terms of the special loads shipped from Poland, because their dimensions were exceptional. Through efficient load division, we have been able to create cost savings for our customer. Providing the customer with accurate and up-to-date information on project progress is an essential aspect of project management and good service. We have kept Valmet up to date by regularly submitting comprehensive progress reports that make monitoring the project easy. In the future, we will increasingly make use of customised cloud technologies, which will offer new opportunities in project management and communication.

Hannu Vuorinen
Senior Vice President
Nurminen Logistics Plc