Metso will supply advanced quality control solutions (AQC) to Norske Skog Albury to reduce TMP quality variability and energy usage. The Norske Skog Albury mill produces185,000 tons per year of bleached softwood TMP and has an annual paper production capacity of 285,000 tons per year.
After evaluating and trialing different advanced control technologies Norske Skog determined the AQC solution best meet their quality and economic objectives. The AQC system will be implemented on all four lines of refining. With the addition of Norske Skog Albury, Metso now has three AQC systems installed for mechanical pulping optimization within Norske Skog and twenty five systems globally.
Norske Skog is a world leading producer of newsprint and magazine paper, 14 paper mills around the world. The world market for newsprint and magazine paper is about 60 million tons, and the group has about 10 per cent and five per cent of these segments respectively. Annual sales are around NOK 20 billion and nearly 6,000 people are employed by Norske Skog.