Metso Paper to supply Stora Enso with world-class SC paper line to Kvarnsveden

Published Apr 20, 2004 12.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper has received its largest order ever. The company will supply Stora Enso's Kvarnsveden mill in Sweden with a new production line for high-quality SC paper. With a capacity of 420,000 t/y, the new PM 12 line will be one of the largest in the world. Start-up is scheduled for end of 2005. The value of the order is not disclosed.

The scope of Metso Paper's delivery is very extensive, practically comprising of the entire new PM 12 SC paper mill, excluding the building itself. Included are the main papermaking machinery, process systems, auxiliary systems, electrification and services. Metso Automation will supply a wide range of control and monitoring systems. Also included in the order is an expansion of woodroom, TMP and bleaching plant, needed to support the new production line.

With a wire width of 11.3 m and a design speed of 2000 m/min, the new PM 12 will be the world's largest paper machine.

Stora Enso's Kvarnsveden mill was founded in 1900 at the Dalälven River, in the town of Borlänge, in central Sweden. Today, the mill has an annual production capacity of approximately 700,000 tonnes of newsprint, improved newsprint and uncoated magazine paper on four paper machines.

Stora Enso is an integrated paper, packaging and forest products company producing publication and fine papers, packaging boards and wood products. The Group's sales totaled EUR 12.2 billion in 2003. The Group has some 44,000 employees in more than 40 countries.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems, as well as know-how and aftermarket services. The Corporation's core businesses are fiber and paper technology (Metso Paper), rock and mineral processing (Metso Minerals) and automation and control technology (Metso Automation). In 2003, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.3 billion and personnel totaled approximately 27,400. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

More information: Leo Allo, Senior Vice President, Communications, Metso Paper, tel. +358 40 544 9509