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Metso to Deliver Power, Pulping Technology to CMPC Mill in Chile

Dec. 10, 2009 - Metso said that it has received an order to deliver energy and pulping technology for CMPC Celulosa S.A., Chile.

The value of the order is approximately EUR 60 million.

Metso's delivery includes a new biomass fired power boiler, a conversion of an existing recovery boiler to a biomass fired boiler, a digester rebuild and a brown stock washing upgrade.

The new power boiler, as well as power boiler conversion, will utilize bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology, Metso said.

The new power boiler will be part of CMPC’s Santa Fe pulp mill’s energy project for green energy generation, Metso added.

Rebuild of an existing recovery boiler into a biomass fuelled power boiler, as well as a digester rebuild and brown stock washing upgrade, including the installation of the press technology, are part of the Laja Mill modernization project, Metso noted.

The commercial operation is scheduled to start in 2011-2012.

CMPC Celulosa S.A. is the Pulp Business Unit of Empresas CMPC S.A., established in 1920. It is the oldest paper producing company in Chile.

SOURCE: Metso




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