Metso Corporation : Metso strengthens global service network by opening center
next to Suzano's new mega pulp mill in Brazil
Metso Corporation's press release on April 25, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. local time
Metso will expand its global service network by opening a new service center
to serve Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A.'s 1.5-million-tonne greenfield pulp mill
in Maranhão, northeastern Brazil. The service center will supply roll grinding
and other maintenance services, and will have a storage for selected spare
parts and consumables. The center will be located in Imperatriz, close to the
Maranhão mill, and will be operational in late 2013. The groundbreaking
ceremony for the new service center was held in Imperatriz on April 25, 2013.
"This investment is in line with Metso's strategy for services growth. Local
support to customers and long-term partnerships bring value both to our
customers and Metso," says Jukka Tiitinen, President, Services business line,
Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso.
In addition, Metso and Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. have agreed that Metso
will establish mill maintenance for the entire Maranhão mill. With the
agreement Metso will take responsibility for the establishment of the mill's
maintenance management system and support Suzano in establishing materials
management operations. The value of the agreement will not be disclosed.
"We have decided to contract Metso to bring equipment manufacturer's process
knowledge and maintenance expertise in establishing maintenance for the
Maranhão mill. We expect to have efficient maintenance plans and organization
in order to contribute to a reliable start-up and quick learning curve, from
the first days of operation," says José Alexandre, Industrial Director, Suzano
Papel e Celulose.
All main technology for the Maranhão pulp mill is being supplied by Metso.
Metso's scope of supply covers wood handling, cooking plant and fiberline,
pulp drying and baling, evaporation, power boiler, recovery boiler,
causticizing and lime kiln, and an integrated automation solution for all
process areas. The mill is scheduled to start up in the second half of 2013.
Suzano Papel e Celulose is a forestry-based company and one of the largest
vertically integrated producers of pulp and paper in Latin America. The
company's main products, sold on the domestic and international markets, are
eucalyptus pulp, printing and writing paper and paperboard.
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 contribute to
sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's
shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
For further information, please contact:
Jukka Tiitinen, President, Services business line, Pulp, Paper and Power,
Metso, tel. +1404433 0937 or +358 40740 6178
Elio Krummenauer, Director, Services, Pulp, Paper and Power, South America,
Metso, tel. +55 41 99 74 8123
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