Metso Paper will supply a major wood handling plant to CMPC Celulosa S.A. for the company's Santa Fé mill expansion project in Chile. The wood handling plant will be started up in autumn 2006 when the mill expansion is completed. The value of the order is approximately EUR 32 million.
Metso Paper's delivery includes three chipping lines - two for debarked and one for undebarked wood. Systems for chip storage and screening, as well as bark handling with storage, are also included in the delivery.
The mill uses 3.8 million solid cubic meters of eucalyptus per year as its raw material. 70 per cent of the wood used at the mill is forest debarked wood and the rest is undebarked.
CMPC Celulosa S.A.'s Santa Fé mill is located near Nacimiento, about 500 km south of Santiago. The design capacity of the new mill is 780,000 tonnes of bleached eucalyptus market pulp (BEK).
Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems, as well as know-how and aftermarket services. The Corporation's core businesses are fiber and paper technology (Metso Paper), rock and mineral processing (Metso Minerals) and automation and control technology (Metso Automation). In 2003, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.3 billion. It has approximately 26,000 employees in 50 countries. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.