Helsinki, Finland, 04 February 2010 -- 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 fourth quarter 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 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 more than 3 million tons, turnover exceeded EUR 2.0 billion, and the number of employees was 17,000.
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