Helsinki, Finland, 10 July 2009 -- Metso will supply a coated fine paper production line to Shandong Huatai Paper Co. Ltd, member of Huatai Group, in Dong Ying City, Shandong Province, China. The start-up of the production line is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011. The total value of the order is approximately EUR 170 million.
Metso’s delivery will include a complete paper machine from headbox to reel, with related air systems and auxiliaries, and finishing systems. The comprehensive Metso automation system package will comprise process, machine and quality controls, profilers, web inspection system, condition and runnability monitoring, and analyzers.
The new 8.1-m wide PM 8 will produce close to 500,000 metric tons of coated and uncoated fine papers annually. The paper machine design speed is 1800 m/min and the coater design speed is 2000 m/min.
The Shandong Huatai mill is located in Dong Ying City, Shandong Province. Huatai Group has three production bases with an annual capacity of 1.6 million metric tons.
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