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Metso to Upgrade Recovery Boiler for Billerud
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Helsinki, Finland 01 March 2012 -- Metso will supply a new evaporation plant and an upgrade of an existing recovery boiler for Billerud Skärblacka AB’s Skärblacka mill outside Norrköping in Sweden. The goal is to strengthen the mill for the future by improving its environmental performance and energy efficiency, and to enable future company expansion. Metso’s delivery will contribute to this environmentally oriented investment. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso’s delivery will allow for a substantial increase in production capacity. In addition, the mill’s energy efficiency will be improved, leading to a significant reductions in consumption of fossil oil and external biofuels.

“This investment is very important for Billerud, as the mill’s overall energy efficiency and environmental performance will improve significantly,” said Johanna Lindén, director for Metso in Scandinavia.

The project will go through two project phases. The first is to install the new evaporation plant and the second to upgrade the recovery boiler. The entire project is scheduled for completion at the end of 2013.The order is included in Pulp, Paper, and Power’s first quarter 2012 orders received.

Billerud Skärblacka AB is part of Billerud Group, which is a world-leading supplier of packaging paper and packaging solutions to four industries: Food and Beverages, Industrial, Consumer and Luxury Goods, and Medical and Hygiene. Billerud has an annual net sales of approximately EUR 1 billion and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Metso's 30,000 professionals in more than 50 countries deliver sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide.

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