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Metso to relocate and rebuild Chenming Jilin’s paper machine

Global engineering and technology company Metso will supply Chenming Jilin, part of Shandong Chenming Paper with the relocation and rebuild of a paper machine, the 6.95m wide PM 12, for the company’s new mill site in Jilin Province, China, as part of a contract.

Metso will supervise the dismantling and packing of the paper machine line and also the installation and start-up of the relocated equipment which is scheduled for the second half of 2013.

The machine originally produces coated wood-containing light weight coated (LWC) paper grades and will produce other new paper grades upon completion of the rebuild.

Metso sales manager Jukka Vuorela commenting on the project said: "The main target of the project is to increase production by improving the efficiency of the paper making line and by increasing the drying capacity of the paper machine."

According to Metso, a typical market value of this type of a relocation and rebuild project ranges from €10m to €20m.