Press release February 4, 2010 10:00:00 AM CET

Metso to rebuild two paper machines for Shandong Chenming Paper in China

Metso Corporation's press release on February 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. local time

 

Metso will supply two fine paper machine rebuilds for Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited's subsidiary mills in China. The total value of the orders is approximately EUR 10 million. The orders are a continuation to Metso's earlier deliveries to Shandong Chenming Paper. The orders are included in Paper and Fiber Technology's Q4 of year 2009 orders received.

 

Metso's delivery to Wuhan Chenming Hanyang Paper in Wuhan, Hubei province will include a film size press, an air dryer and an upgrade of the after-dryer section. A rebuild of the press section with a shoe press and an upgrade at the BCTMP (bleached chemithermomechanical pulp) plant will be supplied to Shouguang Chenming Art Paper in Shouguang, Shandong province. The rebuilt paper machine at Wuhan is scheduled to start up late 2010, the rebuilt machine at Shouguang in 2011.

 

Wuhan Chenming Hanyang Paper Co., Ltd. and Shouguang Chenming Art Paper Co., Ltd. are subsidiaries of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited, one of the biggest paper producers in China. In 2008, the company's paper production capacity was over 3 million tons, turnover over EUR 2.0 billion and the number of employees 17,000.

 

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 26,500 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

 

Further information for the press, please contact:

Mikko Osara, General Manager, Rebuild sales, Paper business line, Metso

Tel. +358 40 841 8804