HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwire - Dec 17, 2012) - Metso Corporation's press release onDecember 17, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. local time
Metso will supply Norske Skog with a grade conversion rebuild fromnewsprint to lightweight coated (LWC) grades of their PM 2 machine at theirBoyer mill in Tasmania, Australia. The rebuilt production line will befully operational after several phases of rebuild during the first quarterof 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
The main target of the rebuild is to convert the newsprint machine into acompetitive lightweight coated paper (LWC) production line. The deliveryalso includes a cooperation agreement aimed at achieving key objectives ofthe conversion.
The future capacity of the PM 2 machine after the rebuild will be 140,000tonnes per year of lightweight coated grades.
Metso's delivery will include a rebuild of the existing machine calenderand a new ValSizer sizing section, a coating preparation and supply system,a TurnDry Compact air dryer, an OptiLoad calender, a ValReel reeler, aWinBelt C winder and parent roll handling equipment.
The order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power fourth quarter 2012orders received.
Norske Skog has 11 wholly and partly-owned mills in 9 countries and is oneof the world's largest producers of publication papers like newspapers,magazines and periodicals as well as grades for advertising purposes.Norske Skog is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and had 5,100 employees atyear-end 2011.
Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes,machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics.Our offering and experience cover the entire process life cycle includingnew production lines, rebuilds and services.
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in theprocess industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power,and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countriesdeliver sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Expectresults.
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