Valmet supplies TMP line to Abitibi

Published Dec 22, 1999 00.00.00 +2 GMT

Valmet Corporation will supply a new TMP plant to Abitibi Consolidated, Kenogami, Quebec mill. The new TMP line, which has a design production rate of 450 tpd, is part of a major modernization at the mill.

The scope of supply includes chipwashing, plug screw feeders, pressurized preheaters, and two identical three-stage refiner lines based on RGP 76 CD refiner technology. Valmet will also supply basic engineering, basic training, erection, check-out and start-up services.

A high-consistency reject refining system, using the existing refiners from the old CTMP plant, will be configured to operate as a two- or three-stage series reject refining system.

The Valmet equipment delivery is scheduled for May next year with the new TMP plant starting up the fall of 2000.

The Kenogami mill currently produces supercalendered printing papers, with a present furnish of stone groundwood, chemi-thermomechanical and softwood bleached kraft pulp as well as filler.

Valmet Corporation is the world's leading supplier of technology, systems and equipment for the pulp, paper, converting and panelboard industries. It was formed in summer 1999 by merging Valmet Corporation's paper technology and Sunds Defibrator's fiber technology operations. In 1998, Valmet's pro forma net sales was FIM 11.6 billion (EUR 1.9 billion) and it had a personnel of 10,900. Valmet is part of Metso Corporation, the other business areas of which are automation and control technology (Neles Automation) and machinery (Nordberg, Santasalo, Valmet Automotive). The pro forma net sales of Metso Corporation was EUR 3.7 billion (FIM 22 billion) in 1998 and personnel totaled approximately 23,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki Exchanges and New York Stock Exchange.

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