Helsinki, Finland, 20 August 2008 -- Metso has signed a contract with Zhanjiang Chenming to supply of the main equipment for the new pulp mill in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, China. The capacity of the wood pulp mill, schduled to become operational in October 2010, will be 700,000 tons/year. The total value of the contract is about EUR 200 million. The project execution will begin in August 2008, and the order will be included in the third-quarter order backlog.
The scope of supply comprises the main equipment for the pulping line, including wood handling, cooking, screening and washing, bleaching, drying, and baling. For black liquor burning, Metso will supply a recovery boiler, as well as the mill's odorous gas treatment system. The automation supply includes a comprehensive process automation system for the entire pulp mill. The fiber-line automation also includes analyzers and training simulators, and for the pulp dryer, the quality control system.
Zhanjiang Chenming is a part of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited, one of the biggest paper producers in China. In 2007, employeed 15,000 people, the company’s paper production capacity was approximately 3 million tons and turnover was approximately EUR 1.5 billion.
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of more than EUR 6 billion. Its more than 27,000 employees in approximately 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry, and selected other industries.