Supplier Orders/Startups

Metso to supply pulp and paper systems
Helsinki, Finland-based Metso Paper says it will supply TMP lines to Stora Enso’s Varkaus and Port Hawkesbury mills. The Varkaus line in Finland will start up in June 2004 and that at Port Hawkesbury in Nova Scotia, Canada, will start up in September 2004.

The Varkaus line will replace the current groundwood plant at a maximum capacity of 650 to 700 tons/day to feed the mill’s two machines which manufacture newsprint and directory paper.
The Port Hawkesbury line will replace the current stone groundwood and high-yield sulfite plants at a maximum capacity of 880 tons/day. Metso Automation will supply a DCS for the line which will mainly feed the mill’s newsprint machine.

In Sweden, Metso will rebuild the copy paper machine PM1 at Stora Enso Fine Paper AB’s Nymolla mill. The order is a part of the mill’s EUR 20-million+ rebuild. Start up will be in February 2004.
Metso will replace the machine calender, modernize the pre- and after-dryer sections, upgrade the wire section exhaust system capacity and add a new heat recovery stack for the dryer section. Metso Automation will upgrade and extend the automation and control systems. After the rebuild, the machine will also be able to produce color copy papers. The Nymolla mill produces uncoated fine paper, mainly copy paper, in the basis weight range of 60 to 160 g/m2.

A further order is to rebuild the LWC machine at Stora Enso’s Corbehem mill in France. Start-up will be during 2004. The order is worth about EUR 30 million. With a wire width of 9.7 meters, Corbehem PM 5, originally supplied by Voith in 1990, is one of the largest LWC paper machines in the world. Metso will supply a headbox, a gap former, a shoe press, blow boxes, tail threading equipment and air dryers. Speed will increase from 1,200 m/min to 1,500 m/min. Corbehem produces about 500,000 tons/year of LWC paper on its three machines.

Overseas, Metso Paper has an order for a complete production line for LWC paper to Jiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd. in China. The new line will form the core of a greenfield paper mill to be built in Nanchang in the province of Jiangxi, and scheduled for start-up in the latter half of 2004. The value of the order is about EUR 100 million.

In addition to the 8.6-meter-wide paper machine with on-machine coating and calendering, Metso will deliver stock preparation, fiber recovery and wet-end chemical handling, as well as winding and roll handling. The line’s capacity will be 1,213 tons/day of high-quality LWC paper. Metso Automation will supply the process automation, control and monitoring systems.

Jiangxi Chenming’s order is the third new LWC paper line order Metso has received from China within the past two years. The paper company is owned 90% by Shandong Chenming Holdings Ltd., one of China’s largest paper producers. Metso Paper previously supplied three paper machines to Shandong: Shouguang PM1 in 1998, Shouguang PM2 and Wuhan Hanyang PM1 in 2002. PI

Stora installs SmartView from Cognex Corp.
Cognex Corp., Natick, MA, reports that Stora Enso will install the Cognex SmartView® paper web inspection system at the Grycksbo mill in Sweden.

The system will inspect for defects in the fine publishing papers made at the mill. Cognex has sold over 200 SmartView systems since its release in February 2000. PI

WeyCo extends contract with Dell 
Dell Computer Corp., Round Rock, TX, has had its contract with Weyerhaeuser Company extended by four years. Dell is named as primary provider of industry-standard desktops, notebooks, PC peripherals, Microsoft® application servers and storage. 

“In 2000, we selected Dell as our desktop and Microsoft server hardware platform in order to standardize on a common operating environment across the company. We chose to extend our relationship with Dell because of their ability to meet our business needs,” said Susan Mersereau, senior vice-president, information technology and CIO of Weyerhaeuser. PI

GL&V lands $C35-million recaust order
GL&V Inc. announced that its DORR-OLIVER EIMCO Group has won a $C35-million order to supply a complete EIMCO® recausticizing system and related engineering services for a new greenfield pulp mill to be built on Hainan Island in South China. Upon completion at the end of 2004, the mill will produce 3,000 tons/day of bleached kraft pulp made from eucalyptus and acacia. 

Using DORR-OLIVER EIMCO’s ClariDisc® technology, the GL&V installation will produce 16,000 cubic meters of cooking liquor daily, making it one of the largest plants of its kind in the world. The design, engineering, procurement and project management services will be supplied from Salt Lake City, UT, while the key components will be produced in GL&V Manufacturing’s Trois-Rivieres, QC, facility. The balance of the manufacturing will be by GL&V’s worldwide network of subcontractors. The payment method, including an initial deposit, provides for progressive outlays as the work advances.

Laurent Verreault, president and CEO of GL&V, said that not only is this the most important recausticizing order ever received by DORR-OLIVER EIMCO, but it is also one of the largest contracts in GL&V’s history. 

Earlier, GL&V said it had landed other contracts worth nearly $C30 million mainly in North America, Asia, the Middle East and Chile.

It will supply to Metso Paper, Inc. nine disc filters and eight pulp cleaning systems for the world’s largest board machine, in Ningbo, China. Delivery is scheduled for the beginning of 2004. A major contract in the newsprint sector is to supply a winder for a plant in Quebec. The SL-type winder is fitted out with GL&V’s new “Splicing Guard” safety system, which offers an additional safety barrier in this particularly dangerous section of the paper machine. Delivery is scheduled for the spring of 2004.

Since the beginning of 2003, GL&V has also been awarded orders for nine headboxes fitted out with the BTF® automatic dilution system, from several papermakers in North America, the Middle East and Asia. Other orders worth several million dollars include disc filters for a paper manufacturer in Chile. PI

Fieldbus for biggest pulp mill
The Fieldbus Foundation™ says that Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion SA will use the FOUNDATION™ fieldbus to automate a new pulp mill near Valdivia, Chile. It will be one of the largest fieldbus installations in the pulp and paper industry. 

The 600,000-ton/year bleached softwood (pine) and hardwood (eucalyptus) market kraft pulp mill, one of the largest in the world, will employ over 3,500 fieldbus instruments. Project design and execution will be by Emerson Process Management.

The entire project will cost about $US1.2 billion. A similar mill is being planned for Itata, Chile.; PI

Iggesund Tools to supply MeadWestvaco
MeadWestvaco’s Summerville, SC, sawmill recently renewed a multi-year agreement with Iggesund Tools, Oldsmar, FL, to supply all TurnKnife chipping heads and components to operate the mill’s chip-n-saw and chippers.

Under the Iggesund Tools PartnerChip program, the mill uses the knife systems to produce lumber and chips for a fixed monthly cost. The program covers service, training and a complete parts inventory.

As well, two Superior Lumber mills in Noti and Glendale, OR, upgraded their chip-n-saw canters with TurnKnife-equipped chipping heads, and J.D. Irving in Dixfield, ME, upgraded the canter heads on its sharp chain.

• Iggesund Tools also reported that it received its ISO 9001 certification recently. It said it is the only disposable knife manufacturer to receive the quality certification. PI

Refiner order for Lawton
The C.A. Lawton Co., De Pere, WI, says Interstate Paper has ordered a Pilao 34-in. double-disc refiner. The unit includes the patented TriDisc system and will be installed at Interstate’s Riceboro, GA, mill. Lawton is the US distributor for Pilao SA’s refining products. 

George A. Whiting Paper Co. ordered conical fills for the RSC-500 conical refiner at its Menasha, WI, mill. The fillings are fabricated from cold re-rolled steel bars and the patterns are optimized for the application.

Another of Lawton’s specialties is ASME-coded dryers and Sprague Paperboard has ordered cast iron Class 40 dryer cylinders for the No. 2 machine at its Versailles, CT, mill. The dryers will be 60-in. diameter and rated for 125-psi steam pressure. Ivex Corp. has ordered dryer heads for No. 1 machine at the Joliet, IL, specifications are 48-in. diameter and 75-psi steam pressure.

Dryer heads – 60-in.-diameter and 40-psi pressure — are also scheduled for Smurfit Stone Container’s No. 6 machine at the Bathurst, NB, mill.

New gearing is to be supplied to Industrial Papelera Mexicana’s machine at the Uruapan mill in Michicoan, Mexico. Lawton pulleys will help speed up Carolina Paperboard’s No. 4 machine at the Charlotte, NC mill and Comp. Ind. de Atenquique will get new gearing for the machine in the mill at Atenquique, Jalisco, Mexico. PI


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