Metso Paper receives fiber technology orders worth over EUR 80 million

Published Jan 16, 2001 00.00.00 +2 GMT

During the last two months, The Chemical Pulping Lines of Metso Paper, has received orders for fiber line and wood handling technology with a combined value of over EUR 80 million. The deliveries are scheduled to take place in late 2001 and 2002.

A new fiber line for VCP Jacarei, Brazil

Votorantim Celulose e Papel (VCP) is an integrated pulp and paper manufacturer in Brazil. VCP is part of the Votorantim group, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Latin America. The company is currently investing in expanding their pulping operations. The $550 million investment program will enable VCP to raise their pulp capacity from 800,000 tons/yr to 1.2 million tons/yr. The program includes a 400,000 tons/yr pulp expansion project at their Jacarei mill in Brazil.

In November last year Metso Paper was awarded the contract to supply a complete pulp drying line for the mill. VCP has now placed another order with Metso to supply the fiber line part of the new pulp line. The new fiber line will produce 2100 tons/day bleached eucalyptus pulp with raw materials from the company's own forestry holdings. The chosen technology is in accordance with VCP's programs for environment protection, as well as "Customer Focus Excellence". The fiber line technology features such advanced process solutions as TwinRoll washing, which ensures low effluent volumes, and oxygen and HC-ozone delignification to minimize the need for bleaching chemicals. The Metso Paper contract has an extended scope with all main process parts and services, excluding civil engineering and works. The new pulp line is scheduled to start up at the end of 2002.

Oji, Nichinan - Ozone Stage Metso Paper has been selected to supply a new ozone stage to the Oji Nichinan mill in Japan. The high-consistency ozone stage is designed for a production capacity of 750 adt/d mixed hardwood pulp. The Metso contract includes the main equipment and auxiliaries for the ozone system, as well as engineering and supervision. An OBP-type TwinRoll press will be installed prior to the ozone process, where pulp consistency is increased to above 40 %. The ozone stage will enable Oji Paper to convert their bleaching system to ECF. Deliveries will take place in May and start-up is scheduled for autumn 2001.

Chlorine dioxide plant for Arkhangelsk, Russia

The Russian mills are also currently aiming at reducing the use of elemental chlorine in the production of bleached pulp. The Arkhangelsk Pulp & Paper Mill, one of the most important market pulp producers in the Russian Federation, have decided to convert their process to ECF production by increasing the production of ClO2 for their bleached kraft hardwood line. The contract includes the process equipment for a 15 tpd Mathieson ClO2 generator, erection and start-up services, as well as training of personnel. Furthermore, the Damatic DCS system by Metso Automation will also be included. The start-up of the new plant is scheduled for the end of 2001.

Ceasa, Ence Navia, Spain

Ceasa, Ence Navia, are investing in the expansion of their production capacity. Metso has been contracted to supply the washing system modernization, including a rebuild of 4 existing drum washers and a new TwinRoll Press, type TRP-A 1532. The press will be installed after the oxygen delignification stage, with start-up scheduled for September, 2001.

Willamette Orders TwinRoll Press for Bleach Plant

Willamette Industries Inc., USA has ordered a TwinRoll Press to be used as a prebleach washer for its integrated facility in Kingsport, Tennessee. The capacity of the press is 872 ADMT bleached hardwood soda pulp. The total scope of supply includes a DWA-1245 TwinRoll Press, an RKBD-7552 Dilution Screw Conveyor and Field Services. Delivery will be made in the spring of 2002 and start-up is scheduled to take place in 2003. Kingsport is the third Willamette plant to order TwinRoll presses; earlier presses have been supplied to the Bennettsville, South Carolina and Hawesville, Kentucky mills.

Klabin Riocell Guaíba, Brazil

Klabin Riocell, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, is modernizing and increasing the capacity of their pulp mill from the current 300,000 tons/year to 370,000 tons/year. The contract with Metso comprises a chip handling system, a cutter layboy, pressure screens and an upgrade of the existing baling line. At present, Klabin Riocell’s chips are discharged from chippers by a chip blowing system into an open chip storage and on to the cooking plant. The existing chippers were supplied by Metso's Woodhandling Unit in 1971. The chip handling plant consists of two chip screens, two rechippers, three rotary screw reclaimers and more than 1 km of chip conveyors. After the modernization project, chips will be stored in three environmentally sound 19,000 m3 closed chip silos.

In pulp drying, Metso will supply a new cutter layboy to replace the existing cutter and will modernize the existing baling line to increase line capacity and availability. The new key machines are based on Robo™ baling technology.

Klabin Riocell will also modernize their bleached stock screening system by upgrading the existing process with the new Metso DeltaScreen® system. The new bleached stock screening process using pressure screens is the fifth such order for Metso from Brazil.

Myllykoski Paper mill, Finland

Myllykoski Paper Oy in Finland is going to increase the system capacity and uptime at their existing groundwood wood handling plant. Metso will supply a new log sorting system after the two existing debarking lines, as well as a bark crusher and conveyors for logs and bark. The start-up is scheduled for July 2001.

For additional information, please contact: Hannu Hakamäki, President, Chemical Pulping Lines, Metso Paper, tel. +358 204 82 9801 Alpo Tuomi, Vice President Marketing, Chemical Pulping Lines, Metso Paper, tel. +358 204 82 9813