PapermakingAcademy contributes to successful start-up of SCA’s PM 2 in Obbola

Voith delivered effective commissioning training for the November 2022 start-up of one of the world’s largest kraftliner machines, SCA’s PM 2 in Obbola, Sweden. Thanks to Voith’s PapermakingAcademy and comprehensive documentation, the SCA team was optimally prepared for operation of its new state-of-the-art facility.

“A key factor to the successful start-up here in Obbola has been the training given to the employees,” says Lisa Lundström Hämälä, Process Engineer, SCA. “Voith prepared extensive training materials, and Voith and SCA together made sure there were several occasions for each training so employees could attend while also running our old, now closed paper machine.”

With the PapermakingAcademy, Voith offers target group-specific training programs and courses that cover the entire life cycle of a paper machine and the plant’s components. The PapermakingAcademy enables customers to use and operate their paper machines to their optimal capacity. During commissioning, this results in a faster take-over. At the same time, Voith supports papermakers with in-depth expert knowledge to drive forward efficiency and lift their plants to the next level of performance.

“The new training modules include all sections of the paper machine and cover its entire life cycle,” says Zahida Sakic-Kramer, Director Design Main Sections, Voith Paper. “This allows us to support customers precisely where and when they need it – and with the help of new, digital tools.”

“With the PapermakingAcademy, we are expanding the previous training offered by the Voith PaperSchool, which primarily covered service-related topics,” adds Stefanie Schmied, Concept Manager Digital Training, Voith Paper. “We now offer a comprehensive course catalog – from basic training units on our new machines and commissioning to in-depth, application-oriented expert training of specific service activities.”

The PapermakingAcademy course catalog gives information about all courses, the respective learning objectives and the recommended target groups. This ensures that participants get the maximum benefit from training in homogeneous learning groups and that customers can make use of a comprehensive and unique training offering to educate their personnel in the best possible way.

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