Metso to supply cooking plant rebuild and brown stock washing and screening plants to BillerudKorsnäs in Sweden

Published 6/24/2013, 10:00 AM EET

Metso will supply BillerudKorsnäs with a cooking plant rebuild, a brown stock washing plant and a screening plant for its mill in Gruvön, Sweden. The start-up of the rebuilt cooking plant and brown stock washing plant is planned for May 2014 and that of the screening plant for May 2015. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

“The rebuilt cooking plant together with the new brown stock washing plant will more efficiently utilize the wood raw material and lower the chemical consumption in the pulping process. In addition the cooking plant rebuild and the new screening plant will substantially lower the energy consumption within the process area,” says Alf Sondell, Production Manager at BillerudKorsnäs, Gruvön mill.

The order is included in Metso’s Pulp, Paper and Power second quarter 2013 orders received.

Technical information

Metso’s scope of supply will include a rebuild of the existing cooking plant to feature a CompactCooking G2 digester. The delivery will also comprise a new ImpBin chip impregnation system, a new pressure diffuser and a screening plant.

BillerudKorsnäs was formed in 2012 and it has eight production facilities and sales offices in ten countries with about 4,400 employees. The Gruvön mill in Sweden has a production capacity of 685,000 tons/year and it produces kraft paper, sack paper, container board (fluting, liner), liquid carton board, cupstock and market pulp.

Metso’s pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes, machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production lines, rebuilds and services.

As of January 2014, Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business will serve its customers with an even more focused and competitive approach as an independent, listed company, Valmet Corporation*.

*Pending Metso EGM approval.,,

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contribute to sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso’s shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.,

For further information, please contact: Patrik Lidbäck, Sales Manager, Fiber business line, Metso, tel. +46 70 715 47 23

Hans Olsson, Vice President, Sales, Fiber business line, Metso, tel. +46 70 683 66 19