Metso to supply grade conversion rebuild from newsprint to
lightweight coated grades for Norske Skog in Australia
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 -- Metso Corporation's
press release on December 17, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. local time
Metso will supply Norske Skog with a grade conversion rebuild from
newsprint to lightweight coated (LWC) grades of their PM 2 machine at
their Boyer mill in Tasmania, Australia. The rebuilt production line
will be fully operational after several phases of rebuild during the
first quarter of 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
The main target of the rebuild is to convert the newsprint machine
into a competitive lightweight coated paper (LWC) production line.
The delivery also includes a cooperation agreement aimed at achieving
key objectives of the conversion.
The future capacity of the PM 2 machine after the rebuild will be
140,000 tonnes per year of lightweight coated grades.
Metso's delivery will include a rebuild of the existing machine
calender and a new ValSizer sizing section, a coating preparation and
supply system, a TurnDry Compact air dryer, an OptiLoad calender, a
ValReel reeler, a WinBelt C winder and parent roll handling
The order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power fourth quarter
2012 orders received.
Norske Skog has 11 wholly and partly-owned mills in 9 countries and
is one of the world's largest producers of publication papers like
newspapers, magazines and periodicals as well as grades for
advertising purposes. Norske Skog is listed on the Oslo Stock
Exchange and had 5,100 employees at year-end 2011.
Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes,
machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter
fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life
cycle including new production lines, rebuilds and services.
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in
the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and
paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over
50 countries deliver sustainability and profitability to customers
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For further information, please contact:
Paper Mills Sales and Marketing
Metso, tel.+358 40 744 8182
Pierre de Villiers
General Sales Manager
Paper business line
Metso, tel. +61 (0) 417 055 564
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