Metso to rebuild Stora Enso machine in Kimberly, WI

Published Sept 9, 2003 14.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper has been selected as a major supplier for Stora Enso's coated fine paper machine rebuild of PM97 in Kimberly, Wisconsin, USA. The modernization, designed to improve the machine's paper quality and operating speed, will be completed during 2004.

The Metso Paper delivery will include a headbox, shoe press, pre-coating unit, blow boxes and air systems, and tail threading equipment. In addition Metso Automation will upgrade the mill's current control system to a Metso DNA system.

This machine rebuild was previously announced as part of Stora Enso North America’s Profit Enhancement Program that includes targeted capital investments of $250 million. Initially announced in August 2002, the plan aims to improve Stora Enso’s competitiveness significantly in North America and position the operations to become more profitable in the world’s largest paper market.