The Metso-supplied tissue making line of SCA in Mexico came successfully on stream on November 15, 2010, at SCA’s greenfield mill site in Ciudad Sahagún, Hidalgo State, close to Mexico City. The new PM 1 line has an annual production capacity of 60,000 tonnes of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades.
Metso’s scope of delivery comprised a complete turn-key tissue production line. The production line is fully Metso-engineered and optimized with regard to energy savings, production efficiency and quality. The scope of supply included a tissue machine, deinking plant, effluent plant, stock preparation system, a mill-wide automation package, and also all other auxiliary equipment and systems needed for the mill. Transport, installation, training, start-up and commissioning were also included in the delivery. The combination of Metso’s wide hardware portfolio and extensive know-how and project services has created a highly competitive production unit.
“Metso supplied a very complete solution for the tissue mill. The SCA project team worked closely with Metso throughout all phases of the projects. Support and cooperation from Metso was excellent. The tissue machine start-up went very smoothly,” said James Haeffele, Vice President, Tissue Technology for SCA North America and Project Director for the Sahagún Greenfield tissue mill project.