Metso has signed a contract with the Chinese Shouguang MeiLun Paper Co., Limited, for the supply of a large coated fine paper production line to the company’s mill in Shouguang, Shandong province, China. Shouguang MeiLun Paper is part of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited, one of the biggest paper producers in China. The total value of the order is approx EUR 150 million.
The start-up of the production line is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011. The delivery will include a complete Opti Concept paper making line for high quality coated wood free paper from headbox to reel as well as two winders. The wire width of the paper machine is 11,150 mm.
In July 2009 Metso signed a contract for the supply of a fine paper production line with Shandong Chenming company’s other pulp and paper mill in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China.
In 2008, Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited had a paper production capacity of over 3million tons, a turnover of over EUR 2.0 billion and the number of employees was 17,000.