Metso to supply recausticizing plant to Metsä-Botnia’s Kemi mill in Finland

Published May 12, 2010 16.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso has received an order to supply a recausticizing plant for Metsä-Botnia’s Kemi mill in the city of Kemi in Finland. The new plant will replace an existing recausticizing line and is scheduled to start up during autumn 2011. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso's scope of supply covers a complete recausticizing plant comprising a clarifier, a decanter centrifuge, a green liquor cooler, a slaker, causticizers, a PDW filter (pressure disc filter for white liquor) and storage tanks. The new recausticizing plant is designed for 7,000 m³ of white liquor per day. The delivery also includes basic and detail engineering for piping, erection and start-up.

The new recausticizing plant will lower the maintenance costs and improve the efficiency and environmental performance at the Metsä-Botnia Kemi mill and will be the first recausticizing plant to be delivered by Metso to Finland.

Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab is part of the Metsäliitto Group. UPM-Kymmene Corporation owns 17 % of Metsä-Botnia. Metsä-Botnia operates four mills in Finland and is one of Europe’s top producers of chemical pulps. The production capacity of the Kemi mill is approximately 590,000 tons of kraft pulp per year, the total production of Metsä-Botnia being approximately 2.4 million tons per year.

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:

Thomas Malmqvist, Sales Manager, Recausticizing, Fiber business line, Metso Tel. +46 54 14 23 87 Hannu Tähkänen, Senior Vice President, Wood and Pulp Handling, Fiber business line, Metso Tel. +358 40 551 7947