Metso Paper has signed a contract for the world's largest board machine with Ning Shing Development Co. in China

Published Nov 26, 2002 09.36.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper has signed a contract for a complete board making line with Ning Shing Development Co. in Ningbo, Zhejiang, China. The contract is expected to become effective in January 2003 after the completion of the financial arrangements. The value of the order is approximately EUR 220 million. The new line is planned to start up in the second quarter of 2004.

The delivery will comprise of a complete board making line, including a complete stock preparation system with eight lines, a complete board machine, air systems as well as mill engineering and machine hall cranes.

The board machine will include a forming section with five hydraulic headboxes, of which one is equipped with dilution control and a five-wire wire section with an MB-former. The press section comprises two double-felted SymBelt™ shoe presses and an unfelted smoothing press. The pre- and dryer section consist of 111 cylinders and an OptiSizer coating section for simultaneous pre-coating of both sides of the board. The board machine also comprises a hard-nip calender for caliper control. The coating section comprises five OptiCoat Jet coating stations for coating and top coating of the board followed by a two-nip OptiSoft calender, an OptiReel Plus reel and a WinBelt winder.

The new line will be the largest board production line in the world with the capacity of over 2,000 tons a day of white lined chipboard (WLC) from recycled fiber.

The contract is the third board machine order for Metso from China during the fourth quarter of 2002.

More information: Kaj Lindroos, Vice President, General Manager, Coaters and Reels, Metso Paper, tel. +358 40 501 9650