Metso Paper to supply thermo-mechanical pulping line to Holmen Paper, Sweden

Published Feb 2, 2007 16.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper will supply a new, energy-efficient thermo-mechanical pulping line to Holmen Paper’s Braviken mill in Sweden. The new line is to be commissioned in the spring of 2008. The value of the order is more than EUR 10 million.

The investment will lead to improved quality, lower energy consumption, increased heat recovery and greater pulp production. The delivery involves refining and process equipment plus pulp washing with a TwinRoll press. The new line, which will have a capacity of 780 tonnes/day, will replace a line from 1977.

The Braviken mill produces newsprint and telephone directory paper. Braviken is part of Holmen Paper.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Its 25,000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.

For further information, please contact: Ulf Sjöström Senior Sales Manager, Mechanical Pulping Metso Paper Tel. +46 60-165000

Ulf Hellberg Senior Vice President, Mechanical Pulping Metso Paper Tel. +46 60-165000