Press Release

Metso to supply new slab press and baling line rebuild to Estonian Cell's BCTMP pulp mill in Kunda, Estonia

Wed, Nov 28, 2012
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HELSINKI, Nov. 28, 2012 (Press Release) -Metso will supply a new slab press and a baling line rebuild for AS Estonian Cell in Kunda, Estonia. Start-up is scheduled for July 2013. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

"The order emphasizes Metso's strong capabilities as a world leading supplier of slab press and baling technology for the pulp and paper industry and BCTMP (bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp) producers in particular. The order received is the fourth slab press unit sold in the last twelve months," says Andreas Lindstedt, Sales Manager, Metso.

Metso's delivery will include design, supply and erection of the equipment including a slab press and a partial baling line. The project will also include relocation of existing machinery to enable Estonian Cell to make full use of their new equipment. The new slab press and upgraded baling line will produce over 500 air dried tonnes of bleached aspen BCTMP per day.

The equipment to be supplied, together with Metso's experience and know-how of slab press and baling technology, will enable AS Estonian Cell to continuously produce high-quality bleached aspen BCTMP and improve availability of existing equipment.

AS Estonian Cell belongs to Heinzel Group, headquartered in Vienna, Austria. The mill is located in Estonia and engages in manufacture and sale of bleached aspen BCTMP mainly to European market. The company has 85 employees with a net sales of about EUR 70 million.

Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes, machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production lines, rebuilds and services.

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