Helsinki, Finland, 18 March 2010 -- Metso will supply a lightweight containerboard production line to Saica Containerboard UK Ltd. at Partington Wharfside, in Trafford, near Manchester, in the United Kingdom. The start-up of the production line is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. The total value of the order is approximately EUR 60 million. The order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology and Energy and Environmental Technology’s first quarter orders received.
Metso’s delivery will include a complete paper machine, including an approach flow system, pulpers, and air systems. A comprehensive Metso automation package will comprise process, machine and quality controls. A Metso process control system also will be supplied for the new combined heat and power station at the Partington mill. The annual production capacity of the machine will be approximately 400,000 metric tons of testliner and fluting out of 100 % recycled furnish.
Saica Containerboard UK Ltd. is a subsidiary of SAICA. SAICA is a family owned Spanish company and a world leader in the production of lightweight corrugated containerboard from recovered paper. The company currently employs more than 8000 people in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, and the UK. SAICA has an annual turnover of EUR 2.2 billion.
) is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. The company has about 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries.