Metso Corporation's press release on October 29, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. local time
Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business, the future Valmet, supplies a complete
tissue line for the Algerian company Faderco. The order also includes an
automation solution for machine, process and quality controls. The tissue line
will be installed on Faderco's new site at Setif, Algeria. The start-up of the
tissue machine is planned for the second quarter of 2015. The value of the order
will not be disclosed. A part of the order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper
and Power segment's third quarter 2013 orders received, and the automation
package in Automation segment's fourth quarter 2013 orders received.
The order is a result of a long and thorough planning and market evaluation
process done by Faderco. "After thorough investigations and evaluation we came
to the conclusion that Metso is the right partner for Faderco for such an
important project which will establish high quality tissue paper production on
the Algerian market," says Amor Habes, owner of Faderco.
"We are very impressed with the well founded investment and technical analysis
done for the project. The detailed preparation done already in an early stage
will certainly contribute to the success of this project. We are proud to be
part of the growth of the Faderco company," says Jan Erikson, Vice President
Sales, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso.
The tissue production line will have a design capacity of around 30,000 tons a
year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades. The raw material for the
new lines will be virgin fiber.
Metso's scope of delivery will comprise of one complete tissue production line
featuring stock preparation systems and an Advantage DCT 100+ tissue machine.
The machine is equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, a Metso Yankee cylinder, an
Advantage AirCap, an Advantage WetDust dust system and an Advantage SoftReel A
reel. The stock preparation line consists of OptiSlush pulper, OptiFiner conical
refiners and deflaker and OptiScreen screens. Also an advanced MC20T rewinder
with calender as well as roll transporting and wrapping equipment is included in
the delivery. In addition to the paper making process Metso supplies complete
electrical systems and effluent treatment of the waste water coming from the
The delivery also includes an automation package with Metso DNA machine and
process controls and Metso IQ quality controls. Complete installation
supervision, training, start-up and commissioning are also part of the delivery.
The supply is based on total Mill Engineering by Metso. A smooth and successful
start-up of the tissue production line is ensured through a one year on-site
support, by Metso.
Faderco is an Algerian company active in the industrial hygiene field, through
cotton derived products and hygiene items with absorbent pads. The company was
founded in 1986, and become a joint stock company in 2009. The company has over
1,200 permanent employees.
The company produces baby diapers, adult diapers and paper products in the
industrial Complex at Setif, opened in July 2012. In addition, the company has
another production facility in Algiers. With both whole sale and direct sales,
Faderco's commercial coverage is 80 percent of the Algerian national territory.
The company exports products to other countries in Northwest Africa and sub-
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.
As of January 2014, Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business will serve its
customers with an even more focused and competitive approach as an independent,
listed company, Valmet Corporation.
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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. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contribute to
sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's shares
are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
For further information, please contact:
Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Pulp Paper and
Power, Metso, tel. +46 70 517 14 90
Bernhard Glifberg, Sales Manager, Tissue Mills business unit, Pulp Paper and
Power, Metso, tel. +46 705 17 14 27