Metso will supply a greenfield kraft pulp mill to the Japanese Oji Paper Co. Ltd., to be built in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, in the southern part of China. Start-up of the pulp mill is scheduled at the end of 2012. The value of the order will not be disclosed. A typical value of this type of a pulp mill ranges from EUR 100 to 150 million depending on the scope of the delivery. Metso’s scope of supply covers all main process equipment for the new mill, including chip screens and storage systems, a continuous cooking system, a fiberline including TwinRoll Evolution wash presses, ozone bleaching, a wet lap machine, a recovery boiler, an evaporation system, a white liquor plant and a DNCG gas handling system. The new pulp mill will produce 700,000 tonnes of bleached hardwood pulp annually and will be integrated with an existing paper machine at the Nantong mill.
Oji Paper Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest paper producers, manufactures paper, pulp, and processed paper goods, including newsprint, carbonless paper, wrapping and packaging paper, and paperboard. The new pulp mill in Nantong is a part of Oji´s strategy to promote business expansion in East Asia.