Metso Corporation's press release on August 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. local time
Metso will supply two containerboard machines to Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co. Ltd. in the City of Ma'anshan in Anhui Province, China. The first machine, PM 6, is scheduled to start up in the second quarter of 2013 and the second, PM 5, in the third quarter of 2013. The value of the order will not be disclosed. A typical value of two containerboard lines varies from EUR 100 to 150 million, depending on the scope of delivery and the production capacity.
Metso's delivery will include two complete 8.60-m-wide (wire) containerboard machines from headbox to winder. The deliveries will also include machine clothing, automation systems and a wide range of process systems. This kind of an extensive overall delivery package from the same supplier enables the design of highly energy-efficient production lines. The main part of the order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology's third quarter 2011 orders received and the automation and process systems package in Energy and Environmental Technology's third quarter 2011 orders received.
The new PM 6 will be equipped with two winders. It utilizes gap technology which enables a new, higher production speed category for board. The production speed will be 1,500 m/min. PM 6 will produce fluting and testliner grades in the basis weight range of 50 -110 g/m2. The daily production capacity will be approximately 1,540 tonnes.
The new PM 5 will be equipped with three headboxes. The production speed will be 1,100 m/min. The line will produce kraftliner and testliner grades in the basis weight range of 90 -175 g/m2. The daily production capacity will be approximately 1,380 tonnes.
Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co. Ltd. was established in 1957 and is the biggest paper and board producer in the Anhui Province, with an annual capacity of 900,000 tonnes of kraftliner.
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 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com
For further information for the press, please contact:
Kaarlo Hedman, Vice President, Sales, Paper business line, Metso, Tel. +358 40 585 9943