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Metso to rebuild Hinton Pulp’s pulp machine in Canada

Metso will supply Hinton Pulp with a rebuild of their PM 2 market pulp machine in Hinton, Alberta, Canada. The project will be delivered and installed in late 2011. The value of the order exceeds EUR 10 million.

Metso’s delivery will include a new SymFormer MB top wire former, press section modifications, air borne dryer rebuild, dry end pulper rebuild, and a new DryWay high-capacity cutter layboy.

The rebuild will significantly increase the pulp machine’s capacity. The rebuilt 160 in (4064 mm) wide machine will produce 750 g/m2 market pulp at speeds over 220 m/min. Brian Grantham, General manager, Hinton Pulp, states: “The upgrade to the pulp machine will allow the mill to produce more green power, reduce its natural gas consumption, and lower its carbon footprint.”

Hinton Pulp is a division of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. West Fraser is an integrated wood products company producing lumber, wood chips, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp and newsprint. The Company has operations in western Canada and the southern United States.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For more information, please contact: Peter Jones, General Sales Manager, Pulp Drying, Fiber business line, Metso Tel. +1 770 263 1597, peter.jones(at)metso.com

Jukka Tiitinen, President, North America, Paper and Fiber Technology, Metso Tel. +358 40 740 6178 or +1 404 433 0937, jukka.tiitinen(at)metso.com