Metso Enters Roll Service Deal with Holmen Paper in Sweden

Holmen's Hallsta Paper Mill in Sweden.

Sept. 28, 2011 - Metso said that it has signed a three-year roll service agreement with Holmen Paper for their Hallsta Paper Mill in Sweden.

The value of the deal, which became effective as of September 1, 2011, was not disclosed.

Under the terms of the agreement, Metso will be responsible for all mechanical roll services at the Hallsta Paper Mill. Roll grinding and part of mechanical roll maintenance will be carried out at Metso’s workshops in Borlange and Karlstad, Sweden.

In addition, a Metso maintenance engineer will be based at the Hallsta mill to serve as a link between Metso and the mill. Metso’s workforce will also include two maintenance technicians.

Holmen's Hallsta Paper Mill operates three paper machines which produce MF magazine paper and a range of special qualities of wood-containing printing paper. The mill's annual production capacity is 670,000 tons.