Metso to rebuild newsprint machine for SCA in Sweden

Published Oct 7, 2008 14.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso will supply a modernization project for SCA Graphic Sundsvall AB's Ortviken PM 5 paper machine in Sweden. The purpose of the modifications is to boost machine capacity, efficiency and product quality. The start-up is scheduled for the end of 2009. The total value of the order is over EUR 5 million.

The delivery will include modification of the dryer section drive system to direct motor drive. Other modifications on the dryer section include new vacuum rolls and runnability components. Also the press section will be modified for improved runnability and tail threading. Redesign of the steam and condensate system will improve the paper quality.

Ortviken’s 240,000 tpy newsprint production line PM 5 was originally taken into stream in 1985. Metso has modified the machine on several occasions, the most recent one in 2007. The width of the paper machine is 9.3 meters and the speed 1,400 m/min.


SCA is a global consumer goods and paper company that develops, produces and markets personal care products, tissue, packaging solutions, publication papers and solid-wood products. Sales are conducted in some 90 countries. Sales in 2007 amounted to SEK 106 billion (EUR 11.4 billion). SCA had approximately 50,000 employees at the beginning of 2008.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its over 27,000 employees in approximately 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: Allan Liedes, Vice President, Process Solutions, Paper and Board machines, Metso Paper Tel. +358 20 482 6159,