Shandong Bohui selects Metso Paper to supply BCTMP line

Published Sept 26, 2003 10.00.00 +2 GMT

Shandong Bohui Paper Co. Ltd. has selected Metso Paper to supply a BCTMP (bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp) line for mechanical pulp production in Bohui, Shandong Province, China. With a design capacity of 660 tpd, the new line will produce high-quality, high-bulk BCTMP pulp for board production. Chinese poplar will be used as raw material. Start-up of the line is scheduled for September 2004.

The supplier selection was based on Metso Paper’s references of similar BCTMP lines to European board producers. Metso Paper’s proven high-capacity CD-refiner concept is utilized in the line, which will be world’s largest single CD-refiner line for BCTMP pulp production. It includes all main process technology for chip washing, main-line refining and screening, reject thickening and refining, pulp washing, high-consistency bleaching, steam separation with heat recovery, and a DCS system.

A complete wood-handling system is also included in the delivery, featuring the new GentleBarking system where the bark and impurities are removed before the Camura chipper. The chip-handling system consists of chip screening and two chip silos equipped with RRR chip reclaimers.

Shandong Bohui is a daughter company of Shandong Bohui Paper Group, which currently ranks as the 8th largest paper producer in China. Company’s businesses cover paper-making, a thermal power plant and chemicals production, with approximately 5000 employees. The annual capacity for paper-making is now 600,000 tons. Shandong Bohui Paper Group is planning to invest up to 350 million euros to expand the paper-making capacity to 1 million tons by the year 2010.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems. The Corporation's fiber and paper technology business area, Metso Paper, is the world's leading supplier of technology, systems and equipment for the pulp and paper industries. Metso's other core businesses are divided between Metso Minerals (rock and mineral processing) and Metso Automation (automation and control technology). In 2002, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.7 billion and the personnel totaled approximately 28,500. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

More information: Håkan Dahlin, Vice President, Asia-Pacific Sales Mechanical Pulping Business Line, tel. +46 60 16 54 07