Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business, the future Valmet, and Stora Enso have
signed an agreement on the single-drum conversion of Stora Enso Veitsiluoto
Mill's recovery boiler. The conversion will be completed in the fall of 2014.
The value of the order will not be disclosed. The order is included in Pulp,
Paper and Power's third quarter 2013 orders received.
The recovery boiler was built in 1977 and its current capacity is roughly 2,000
metric tons of dry solids per day. The upper and lower drum of the recovery
boiler and the steam generating bank between them will be replaced by a new drum
and separate boiler bank elements needed for heat recovery.
"The conversion will significantly extend the boiler's lifetime, improve the
boiler's availability, secure safe operation and reduce maintenance costs.
Further advantages offered by a single-drum conversion compared to replacing the
existing design with a similar one are a shorter down-time and the reliability
of the solution," says Olli Ypyä, Sales Manager, Boiler Conversions, from Metso.
Veitsiluoto Mill is situated in Kemi, Finland, and is part of Stora Enso's
Printing and Reading business area. The annual capacity of the integrated mill,
with four paper machines and a pulp mill, groundwood mill, sawmill and sheeting
plant, totals a million metric tons of office paper and coated magazine paper,
as well as 160,000 cubic meters of sawn timber. The pulp mill's annual capacity
of 375,000 metric tons is used as raw material for office papers. Veitsiluoto
Mill has a workforce of roughly 1,000, around 750 of whom work for Stora Enso.
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:
Minna Saarelainen, Service Center Manager, Service, Pulp, Paper and Power,
Metso, tel. +358 40 545 9407