Metso Paper to Supply Pulp Production Line in India

June 19, 2008 - Metso Paper said that it will supply a new fiber line to Century Pulp & Paper's integrated pulp and paper mill in Uttaranchal state in northern India, near the border to Nepal.

The value of the order is close to EUR 23 million.

The scope of the delivery includes cooking, screening, washing and oxygen stage, as well as elemental chlorine-free bleaching plant. Wash presses will be installed at each stage of washing of both brown stock and bleached pulps, Metso said.

The order also includes basic engineering, valves, special instruments, instrumentation, project execution as well as erection and start-up supervision services, Metso added.

Metso Automation will supply distributed control system for the cooking plant and the fiber line.

The new fiber line is designed for a daily capacity of 450 oven dry tonnes (odt) of bleached pulp. The raw material is mixed Indian hardwood, among others eucalyptus. The new line will replace two smaller fiber lines and increase the pulp production. It will supply pulp to the company's newly invested tissue line, also supplied by Metso Paper.

The new line is scheduled to start up at the end of 2009.

Century Pulp and Paper, a division of Century Textile and Industries Ltd, is a manufacturer of rayon grade pulp and writing and printing paper. Century has an annual total capacity of approximately 360,000 tonnes of mixed hardwood pulp, 85,000 tonnes of bagasse pulp and 31,000 tonnes of nitrocellulose.

SOURCE: Metso Paper

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