Metso to supply cooking plant to Horizon Pulp & Paper in Estonia

Published Dec 2, 2010 12.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso will provide a new batch cooking plant to Horizon Pulp & Paper Ltd´s Kehra mill in Estonia. Start-up is scheduled for the summer of 2011. The value of the order is over EUR 5 million.

Metso´s scope of supply covers all main equipment for a displacement batch cooking plant, as well as a metsoDNA process control system.

By replacing old equipment with a new cooking plant the Kehra mill are able to increase capacity and at the same time considerably reduce the mill´s environmental impact . The reduction in CO2 emissions at the Kehra mill will be 35%, equaling 5,000 cars running 25,000 km a year each. The water consumption will drop by 1.3 million m3 annually, and both wood and chemical consumption will decrease. The project will also enable Horizon Pulp & Paper to make energy savings worth approximately EUR 2 million annually.

Horizon Pulp & Paper produces a wide range of unbleached paper products for the packaging industry. The product range is based on 100 % virgin long fiber softwood pulp. Horizon Pulp & Paper is part of the Singaporean Tolaram Group.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

For further information, please contact: Lari Lammi, Manager, Batch Cooking Technology, Fiber business line, Metso Tel. +358 40 571 6661, lari.lammi(at)