Metso awarded contracts.
IN OTHER METSO NEWS:
* Hankuk Papers, Seoul, South Korea, will install a new fine paper machine at its Onsan, South Korea mill. Paper machine Number 4 will be supplied by Metso Paper and is slated for startup at the end of 2005. The machine's web width at the reel is 5.2 meters, and its design speed is 1200 meters/minute, resulting in design capacity of 200,000 metric tons/year. Value of the project was not disclosed.
* Metso Minerals will supply a waste incineration plant to SCIP Swire SITA Waste Services Co. Ltd. located in Shanghai, China. The plant, planned for a 2006 start-up, will be the largest and most modern commercial hazardous waste processing facility in China. The order value is not being disclosed. The order received by Metso comprises the design, equipment supply, and start-up assistance of the plant, which will consist of two parallel processing trains. Waste materials will be destroyed in a rotary kiln and post combustion system. The system will use the recovered energy from the post combustion gases that will be cleaned by an emission control system. The plant will be designed to process approximately 60,000 metric tons per year of a combination of solid, liquid and gaseous wastes. The new facility will provide waste processing services for the Shanghai area industry.
* UPM's Wisaforest mill in Pietarsaari, Finland started up the world's highest capacity kraft pulp recovery line in the beginning of April 2004. On August 24, 2004, the recovery line made a world record of 4,700 tons per day of black liquor solids, the same day it was officially opened by Finland's Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen. The line is automated with metsoDNA automation solution, including an extensive metsoDNA Information Management Activity application for managing its process information. Metso Automation provided the line with process optimization controls for the evaporation plant, recovery boiler, soot blowing, causticizing, lime kiln, and for steam load leveling. It also delivered more than 1000 automated Neles control and on/off valves, some hundred manual valves, and a large package of Endress+Hauser magnetic flow meters.
* In early August UPM Miramichi successfully started up the first Metso Paper WinRoll multi-station winder in North America, at its mill in New Brunswick, Canada. On August 19, 2004, the mill set a new world winding speed record by winding three sets of rolls, with a basis weight of 74 g/[m.sup.2], at a speed of 3201 meters/minute. The WinRoll was commissioned quickly and the demanding guarantees were achieved eight days ahead of schedule.