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Metso to supply recausticizing plant rebuild to Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner in Lövholmen, Sweden

Published Oct 04, 2013 12:38:06 PM +2 GMT

Metso will supply two lime mud filters to Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner in Lövholmen, Sweden. The order was received in June 2013 and the start-up is planned in June 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

“The old filters from 1972 were totally out worn and had to be replaced. Doing this forced replacement also opened up the possibility to design the filters and the conveyor system for a future capacity and a flexible system with a high availability on lime production. The expected outcome of the project is high and stable availability and reduced operation cost”, says Bo Johansson, Manager Technology at Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner.

The order is included in Metso’s Pulp, Paper and Power second quarter 2013 orders received.

Technical information
The scope of supply includes two lime mud filters with auxiliary equipment and also a conveyor system which facilitates distribution of lime to respective lime kiln and lime storage. The two lime mud filters will replace three existing filters.

Smurfit Kappa in Sweden covers the whole chain from paper production to design and production of selling, practical and innovative packaging in solid and corrugated board. It has 1400 employees in its production units and sales offices in Sweden. Worldwide they are about 41,000 employees in 32 countries with a turnover of 7.3 billion EUR 2012.

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.
As of January 2014, Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business will serve its customers with an even more focused and competitive approach as an independent, listed company, Valmet Corporation.

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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.

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For further information, please contact:
Thomas Malmqvist, Sales Manager, Fiber business line, Metso, tel. +46 70 310 53 22
Hans Olsson, Vice President, Sales, Fiber business line, Metso, tel. +46 70 683 66 19