Metso to Rebuild Pulping Process Areas of BillerudKorsnäs Gruvön Mill

June 24, 2013 - Metso said that it will supply BillerudKorsnäs with a cooking plant rebuild, a brown stock washing plant and a screening plant for its pulp and paper mill in Gruvön, Sweden.

The value of the deal was not disclosed.

The start-up of the rebuilt cooking plant and brown stock washing plant is slated for May 2014 and the screening plant in May 2015.

“The rebuilt cooking plant together with the new brown stock washing plant will more efficiently utilize the wood raw material and lower the chemical consumption in the pulping process,” said Alf Sondell, Production Manager at the Gruvön mill.

“In addition the cooking plant rebuild and the new screening plant will substantially lower the energy consumption within the process area,” Sondell said.

Metso's scope of supply will include a rebuild of the existing cooking plant to feature a CompactCooking G2 digester. The delivery will also include a new ImpBin chip impregnation system, a new pressure diffuser and a screening plant.

The Gruvön mill has a production capacity of 685,000 tons/year and it produces kraft paper, sack paper, container board (fluting, liner), liquid carton board, cupstock and market pulp.