Metso will supply two fine paper machine rebuilds for Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited’s subsidiary mills in China. The total value of the orders is approximately EUR 10 million. The orders are a continuation to Metso’s earlier deliveries to Shandong Chenming Paper.
Metso’s delivery to Wuhan Chenming Hanyang Paper’s PM 1 in Wuhan, Hubei province will include a ValSizer film size press, a TurnFloat air dryer and an upgrade of the after-dryer section. A rebuild of the press section with a SymBelt shoe press and an upgrade at the BCTMP (bleached chemithermomechanical pulp) plant will be supplied to Shouguang Chenming Art Paper’s PM 5 in Shouguang, Shandong province. The rebuilt Wuhan PM 1 is scheduled to start up late 2010, the rebuilt Shouguang PM5 in 2011.
Wuhan Chenming Hanyang Paper Co., Ltd. and Shouguang Chenming Art Paper Co., Ltd. are subsidiaries of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited, one of the biggest paper producers in China. In 2008, the company’s paper production capacity was over 3 million tons.