Successful start-up of Segezha PM 10 rebuild

Published Nov 2, 2004 15.00.00 +2 GMT

The Russian Segezha CBK has successfully started up the rebuilt PM 10 sack paper machine at their Segezha mill in September of 2004. The rebuild, one of the largest projects in the Russian forest industry recently, was carried out in an exceptionally tight schedule in excellent cooperation between Metso Paper and the Segezha project team.

The sack paper machine PM 10 was originally delivered by Metso in 1973. The target of the rebuild was to increase the production by 50 per cent to a daily capacity of 550 tons and to achieve a considerable improvement of quality. After the rebuild the machine is turning out both semi-extensible and standard sack paper of very good quality.

The Segezha rebuild included a new SymFlo dilution headbox, a couch roll and several other components for the wire section, press section with SymBelt shoe press, impingement drying units, doctors and dryer bars for the cylinders, a ValReel and a WinDrum two-drum winder. The rebuild also comprised modernization of stock preparation as well as metsoDNA control system and PaperIQ quality control equipment.

Mr. Vasily Preminin, General Director of the Segezha CBK, describes that they have bought the most modern technology available in the market for their paper machine. "Now we know that we made the right decision when choosing the equipment supplier and technical concept. As the machine started, the first visual estimation of the paper immediately convinced us."

Segezha Pulp and Paper mill is located in Segezha, Russian Northern Carelia, about 700 km north of Saint Petersburg. The company is the largest in Russia manufacturing sack paper and paper sacks. Today the mill is able to produce up to 400 000 tons of sulphate pulp, 350 000 tons of sack paper and more than 500 million paper sacks annually.

For additional information, please contact: Erkki Mesiäinen, Project Manager, Metso Paper, Inc. Tel. +358 204 82 6071