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Metso to Supply Equipment for Pulp Mill in China

Aug. 20, 2008 - Metso said that it has signed a contract with the Chinese Zhanjiang Chenming for the supply of the main equipment for the company's new pulp mill in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China.

The total value of the contract is about EUR 200 million, Metso said.

The scope of supply comprises the main equipment for the pulping line, including wood handling, cooking, screening and washing, bleaching, drying and baling.

For black liquor burning, Metso will supply a recovery boiler, as well as the mill's odorous gas treatment system.

The automation supply includes a comprehensive process automation system for the entire pulp mill. The fiberline automation also includes analyzers and training simulators, and for the pulp dryer, the quality control system, Metso said.

The new mill is expected to come on-stream by October 2010 and will have the capacity to produce 700,000 tons of wood pulp per year.

Zhanjiang Chenming is a part of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited, one of the biggest paper producers in China. In 2007, the company's paper production capacity was approximately three million tons, turnover approximately EUR 1,5 billion and the number of employees 15,000.

SOURCE: Metso Corp.




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