Metso Corporation's press release on October 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. local time
Metso will supply a complete tissue production line to Xiamen Xinyang Paper Co., Ltd. in Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China. The new tissue line will be started up in the fourth quarter of 2011. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The market value of a tissue production line of this type is in the range of EUR 15-20 million depending on the scope of the delivery and the production output. The most part of the order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology´s Q3 orders received and the automation package in Energy and Environmental Technology's Q3 orders received.
Metso's delivery will comprise a complete production line with stock preparation equipment and a tissue machine including a multi-layer headbox, a Yankee cylinder, a hood, a dust management system and a reel. The delivery also features Metso's patented pressing technology. The production line will be optimized to enhance final product quality and save energy.
The delivery will also comprise an extensive automation package including machine, process and integrated drive controls, as well as a quality control system.
Xiamen Xinyang Paper Co., Ltd. was established in 2009 by four companies based in Fujian Province, China: Xiamen Shun-Cheng Asset Management Co., Ltd, Xiamen Haicang Investment Group Co., Ltd, Nanping Paper Co., Ltd and Xiamen Construction & Development Group Co., Ltd. The first phase in the company's investment plan is a tissue mill for producing 60,000 tonnes a year of facial, toilet and towel grades.
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 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com
Further information for the press, please contact:
Anders Björn, President, Metso Paper Karlstad AB, Tissue business line, Metso, tel. +46 705 1713 38
Leif Forsberg, Senior Vice President, Tissue business line, Metso, tel. +46 705 17 13 10