Metso to Supply Hinton Pulp with Pulp Machine Rebuild

Dec. 8, 2010 - Metso said that it will supply West Fraser's Hinton Pulp with a rebuild of the mill's PM 2 market pulp machine. The mill is located in Alberta, Canada.

The value of the order is over EUR 10 million (about C13.3 million or USD13.2 million).

Metso’s delivery will include a new SymFormer MB top wire former, press section modifications, air borne dryer rebuild, dry end pulper rebuild, and a new DryWay high-capacity cutter layboy.

Metso said the rebuild will significantly increase the pulp machine’s capacity.

The rebuilt 160-inch (4064 mm) wide machine will produce 750 g/m2 market pulp at speeds over 220 m/min.

“The upgrade to the pulp machine will allow the mill to produce more green power, reduce its natural gas consumption, and lower its carbon footprint,” said Brian Grantham, general manager, Hinton Pulp.

The project will be delivered and installed in late 2011.

Hinton Pulp is a division of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. West Fraser is an integrated wood products company producing lumber, wood chips, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp and newsprint. The company has operations in western Canada and the southern United States.

SOURCE: Metso

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