Metso strengthens global service network by opening center next to Suzano's new
mega pulp mill in Brazil
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/13 --
Metso Corporation's press release on April 25, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.
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
Maranhao, 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 Maranhao
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
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
establish mill maintenance for the entire Maranhao 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
knowledge and maintenance expertise in establishing
maintenance for the Maranhao
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
operation," says Jose Alexandre, Industrial Director, Suzano Papel
All main technology for the Maranhao pulp mill is being supplied by
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 integrat
ed 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,
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
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For further information, please contact:
President, Services business line, Pulp, Paper and Power
tel. +1 404 433 0937
or +358 40 740 6178
Director, Services, Pulp, Paper and Power, South America
tel. +55 41 99 74 8123
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