A large package of Metso's process automation technologies and valve solutions for Belarus's first bleached kraft pulp mill

Metso will supply a comprehensive package of process automation technologies and valve solutions for JSC Svetlogorsk Pulp & Board Plant's new bleached kraft pulp mill in Svetlogorsk, the Republic of Belarus. The new 400,000 ton-per-year mill under construction will be the first bleached kraft pulp mill in the country. Metso's technology will enable the mill to reach high efficiency, product quality and process stability, as well as gain savings in chemicals, steam and water consumption. In addition, it will result in better sustainability.

The order was placed by China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd. (CAMCE), a major EPC contractor responsible for the turnkey delivery of the plant. The company chose Metso as a supplier based on earlier good experiences with its leading technologies, proven performance in demanding environments and critical applications, good results, along with value-adding services.

Metso received these orders in the second quarter of 2014. Deliveries will take place during the autumn of 2014, and the equipment is estimated to start up during the third quarter of 2015. The value of the order is not disclosed.

The world's most profitable pulp and paper operations run with Metso's solutions

Metso has the world's widest scope of process automation and valve solutions and related services for the pulp and paper industry - from single measurements to mill-wide turnkey automation projects with roots deep in the pulp and paper industry and a history of more than 50 years.

For example, Metso's analyzer offering is the global leader and industry benchmark in measurement-based and first-ever process control solutions. The consistency transmitter portfolio has been built on a half-century-long path of innovative development, migration of unique technologies and close cooperation with customers. Today, Metso is the leading pulp consistency transmitter supplier globally.

In addition to analyzers, the company is the market leader in quality control systems, as well as in control and on-off valves for this industry sector. Metso also holds a leading position in pulp performance optimization with its advanced controls. Metso's system-independent solutions help customers lower their operating and maintenance costs.

Technical information

Metso's delivery scope includes Kappa Q analyzers, Metso Polarox5 residual sensors, several Metso Piston filtrate samplers for pH measurement, Metso SP and Metso Rotary consistency transmitters, as well as Metso NOVE samplers. Valve solutions include over 900 Neles® automated valves of various types and sizes for both control and on-off applications. All the control valves will be equipped with ND 9000 series intelligent valve controllers, which ensure long-term reliability, reduce process variability and improve process efficiency.

China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd. (CAMCE) is an incorporated company affiliated to China National Machinery Industry Corporation (SINOMACH). Its business mainly consists of engineering procurement construction (EPC) projects, domestic and overseas investment as well as trade. www.camce.com.cn/en/

Metso's automation solutions are designed to maximize the profitability of our customers' businesses by improving their production performance and their cost, material and energy efficiency. Our extensive range of flow control and process automation solutions and services is supported by a worldwide network of automation experts. The Automation business's biggest customer industries are oil & gas, and pulp and paper. We also have a strong growth focus in mining and construction and power generation.
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Metso is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining, construction, and oil & gas industries. Our focus is on the continuous development of intelligent solutions that improve sustainability and profitability. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Metso employs around 16,000 professionals in 50 countries. Expect results.
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For further information, please contact:

Richard Sui, Sales Manager, Automation, Metso, tel. +86 10 6566 6600 or +86 136 0123 7488, email: richard.sui(at)metso.com