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. 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 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 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 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 process 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 of operation," says Jose Alexandre, Industrial Director, Suzano Papel e Celulose. All main technology for the Maranhao 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 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, 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. www.metso.com/pulpandpaper, www.metso.com/power, www.twitter.com/MetsoPulpPaper 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. www.metso.com, www.twitter.com/metsogroup This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Metso Corporation via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1696223] For further information, please contact: Jukka Tiitinen President, Services business line, Pulp, Paper and Power Metso tel. +1 404 433 0937 or +358 40 740 6178 Elio Krummenauer Director, Services, Pulp, Paper and Power, South America Metso tel. +55 41 99 74 8123
Metso strengthens global service network by opening center next to Suzano's new mega pulp mill in Brazil
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