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Voith Awards Pöyry Engineering Services Assignment for Grupo Gondi's New Containerboard Machine in Mexico

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April 10, 2019 - Pöyry announced that it has been awarded a services assignment by Voith to carry out the detailed engineering design of an XcelLine paper machine that Voith supplied to Grupo Gondi's new Papel y Empaques Monterrey (PEM) paper mill in Northern Mexico.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The new machine, PM 7, will have a working width of 6,660 mm at the reel and a design speed of 1,200 m/min. The machine will produce testliner and corrugated medium with basis weights in the range of 90 to 250 g/m2 and have the capacity to produce 400,000 metric tons per year.

Pöyry said the scope of their work includes all engineering disciplines as well as field engineering.

Start-up of PM 7 is expected to take place in early 2020.

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SOURCE: Pöyry and Voith