11 June, 2011
Metso will rebuild two board machines for M-real in Finland: the BM 1 cartonboard machine at the Kyro mill and the BM 1 cartonboard machine at the Äänekoski mill. The start-up of the rebuilt Kyro BM 1 machine is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2011 and that of the rebuilt Äänekoski BM 1 machine for the second quarter of 2012. The combined value of the orders is over EUR 15 million.
Metso’s delivery to the Kyro mill will include a rebuild of the press, dryer and coating sections. In a coating drying rebuild, new energy-efficient high-drying-capacity PowerDry Plus air dryers will be added both to increase drying capacity and to replace old gas infrared dryers. The Kyro BM 1 produces folding boxboard in the basis weight range of 200 to 370 g/m2. After the rebuild, the annual board capacity of the Kyro mill will increase to approximately 190,000 tonnes.
Metso’s delivery to the Äänekoski mill will include a rebuild of the headbox, the coating section and the reel including an automatic parent roll transfer system to the new winder. A new ValFlo headbox and a new WinDrum two-drum winder will aim at capacity increase. The Äänekoski BM 1 produces folding boxboard in the basis weight range of 185 to 360 g/m2. After the rebuild, the annual board capacity of the Äänekoski mill will increase to approximately 240,000 tonnes.
In 2010, M-real’s sales totaled EUR 2.6 billion, and it has approxi-mately 4,500 employees. M-real is part of the Metsäliitto Group.