Metso will supply altogether about one thousand valves for Stora Enso's consumer board machine project in Guangxi, China. To guarantee effective services for the new mill, Metso will also strengthen its service presence in the Guangxi area. The consumer board machine is part of Stora Enso's integrated mill project being implemented in two phases in China.
The value of the order is not disclosed. Part of this order is included in Metso's first-quarter 2015 orders received and divided bookings will follow during the remaining three quarters in 2015. Metso's deliveries will take place during 2015, and the consumer board machine is scheduled to be operational at the beginning of 2016.
The valve delivery contains Metso's Neles® ball valves, V-port segment valves and triple eccentric Neldisc® butterfly valves for on-off and control applications. The control valves are equipped with Neles® ND9000 series intelligent valve controllers, which have the capability for advanced performance follow-up. They also enable predictive maintenance planning activities.
"We are pleased that Stora Enso continues to count on our expertise and that our valve offering met their needs for the new mill. Our strengths are in understanding the mill processes and providing the best valve solutions. Reliable valves are crucial in maximizing pulp and paper process availability and increasing efficiency. Our strong valve services expertise will allow us to provide the needed predictive and preventative maintenance activities that our customers need and deserve," states Hangpheng Tan, Vice President, Sales and Service, Flow Control, China.
Metso and Stora Enso have a long-term relationship. Metso's valve solutions are contributing to Stora Enso's process efficiency at several plants globally. In China, Metso has a remarkable installed base of valve technology in the pulp and paper industry, and the company serves all major pulp and paper companies in the country.
Leading flow control offering and service solutions for pulp and paper customers
Metso has a long track record of delivering engineered performance and reliability to the pulp and paper industry. Metso is the market leader in control and on-off valves for pulp and paper customers globally - about 75% of the world's pulp flows through Metso's valves. Many of the pulp and paper industry-specific valve innovations come from Metso. They include the capping valve for batch cooking, high-consistency valve for bleaching, NelesACE(TM) valve for basis weight control, ceramic ball valve for erosive applications. Additionally, Metso is one of the leading suppliers of intelligent valve controllers.
Metso has strong pulp and paper industry expertise in valve solutions, and its comprehensive value-added services improve customers' process efficiency. Metso's flow control offering and services for the pulp and paper industry focus on three main areas: solving technical and process issues, improving business performance, and managing a business area. Today, Metso has more than 40 valve and field device service centers worldwide.
Metso's valve technology centers and valve production facilities are located in Finland, the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil.
Stora Enso in brief
Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood and paper. Our aim is to replace non-renewable materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. We employ some 27 000 people in more than 35 countries, and our sales in 2014 were EUR 10.2 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY) on the International OTCQX over-the-counter market.
Metso is the world's leading industrial company in the mining and aggregates industries and in the flow control business. Our knowledge, people and solutions help drive sustainable improvements in performance and profitability in our customers' businesses.
Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety. Our products range from mining and construction equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our solutions are delivered and supported by decades of process knowledge and a broad scope of services backed by a global footprint of over 90 service centers, thousands of service employees, and an extensive logistics network.
Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. In 2014, Metso's net sales totaled EUR 3.7 billion. Metso employs approximately 14,000 industry experts in more than 50 countries. Expect results.
For further information, please contact:
Hangpheng Tan, Vice President, Sales and Service, Flow Control, China, Metso, tel. +86 147 8225 6382, email: hangpheng.tan(at)metso.com
Jussi Ollila, Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: jussi.ollila(at)metso.com