Valmet to supply woodroom to Frantschach Swiecie S.A., Poland

Published June 28, 2000 00.00.00 +2 GMT

Valmet Woodhandling Oy has been chosen to supply Frantschach Swiecie S.A. integrated pulp and paper mill in Poland with two debarking-chipping lines. The new woodroom will be built beside the existing woodroom facility. The capacity of both debarking lines is 290 solid m3/h of softwood and alternatively 190 solid m3/h of hardwood. The woodroom is capable of processing a total of 2.4 million solid m3 wood annually.

The project will include GentleFeed drum feed systems, EasyTyre barking drums 5.3 x 34 m, conveyor lines with stones and foreign material separation and a washing station between the barking drum and chipper, Camura GSTM 3000 Chippers with 12 knives and dust removal system for the barking drums. Moreover, bark conveyors with disc screen, bark shredders, water handling equipment, optimization systems for debarking as well as supervision for erection, start-up and training are all included in the project.

The scheduled start-up for the woodroom will be at the beginning of July 2001.

Valmet Corporation is the world's leading supplier of technology, systems and equipment for the pulp, paper, converting and panelboard industries. In 1999, Valmet's net sales was EUR 1.7 billion and it had a personnel of 10,600.

Valmet is part of the Metso Corporation which is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems. Metso's business areas are fiber and paper technology, automation and control technology and machinery. The net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 3.4 billion in 1999 and the personnel totaled approximately 23,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki Exchanges and the New York Stock Exchange.

For more information, please contact: Aaro Klaavu, Marketing Manager, Valmet Woodhandling, tel. +358 2048 29710