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Metso finalizes agreement with Chilean pulp supplier

Metso and CMPC Celulose (CMPC), part of the Chilean group CMPC Celulosa, have finalized the agreement under which Metso will supply the key technology to CMPC’s Guaíba II pulp line in Brazil.

According to Metso, the total value of the project is around €800-900m, of which around €400m comprises the company’s own equipment and systems.

Said to be an expansion to the existing Guaíba pulp mill, the new pulp line will have a capacity of 1.3mt and will be able to reach 1.5mt annually with minor investments.

The line, which will be built in Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil, is set to be commissioned in the first half of 2015.

Under the agreement, Metso will supply the main parts of the pulp line, which include the cooking plant and fiberline, pulp drying and baling, evaporation, a recovery boiler, causticizing and lime kiln.

Metso’s delivery will also include an integrated automation solution and an operator training simulator for all mill process areas.

Metso Pulp, Paper and Power business president Pasi Laine said the CMPC’s order is recognition of the company’s capabilities as a full-scope supplier for the pulp industry.

"It highlights our customers’ trust in the know-how that we have developed locally to build complete pulp mills," Laine said.