Metso to supply fine paper machine to Fujian Nanping Paper in China

Published Apr 16, 2008 10.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper will supply a fine paper machine to Fujian Nanping Paper Co., Ltd. in China. The start-up of the production is scheduled for the second half of 2009. The value of the order is around EUR 50 million. The order is included in the second quarter 2008 orders received.

Metso's delivery will include a complete paper machine from headbox to reel, with related air systems. Metso Automation will supply quality management system including CD/MD controls.

The paper machine PM 6 will have a wire width of 5.8 m and a design speed of 1,400 m/min. It will produce close to 800 tonnes of uncoated fine paper per day.

Fujian Nanping Paper is one of the largest paper producers in the Fujian province. The company currently operates three paper machines at Nanping millsite with an annual paper making capacity of around 300,000 tonnes. The Metso supplied PM 5, started up in 1999, was the first OptiConcept paper machine ever built.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its almost 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 more information, please contact: Sakari Häyrynen, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Paper and board machines, Metso Paper, Inc. Tel. +358 40 563 3742,