Metso Paper supplies pulp drying technology to Finland and Sweden

Published Apr 12, 2001 16.07.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper's Chemical Pulping Lines will supply Stora Enso Kemijärvi Mill in Finland with a new 4.9 m wide cutter/layboy, featuring the latest technology in the field. In addition, the order comprises a new pulper with control system, modernization of the existing cylinder dryer, as well as erection, start-up and training of the operators. The investment is a part of Stora Enso's upgrading program to increase mill production up to 850 ADT/d. Start-up is scheduled to take place at the end of October 2001.

UPM-Kymmene Pietarsaari mill in Finland has purchased a shoe press and a rebuild of the existing drying line wet end. The rebuild project includes a new intelligent dilution controlled SymFlo PD headbox, equipped with an automatic NELCROSS profile control system, an upgrade of the existing cutter/layboy, as well as auxiliary equipment. The output of the 5.1 m wide drying line will be 1300 ADT/d. Erection, start-up and training of the operators are also included. Erection will take place during a short shut-down period at the end of 2001.

In addition, Metso Paper Pulp Drying Unit has received new orders for baling equipment from Rygene Mill in Sweden as well as UPM-Kymmene Kaukas and Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab Rauma mill in Finland, all based on Metso Paper's Robobaling technology.

For additional information, please contact: Jukka Sämpi, Vice President and General Manager, Pulp Drying, Metso Paper, tel. +358 204 82 9843 Alpo Tuomi, Vice President Marketing, Chemical Pulping Lines, Metso Paper, tel. +358 204 82 9813