Metso's scope of supply covers all main process equipment for the new mill, including chip screens and storage systems, a continuous cooking system, a fiberline including wash presses, ozone bleaching, a wet lap machine, a recovery boiler, an evaporation system, a white liquor plant and a gas handling system. The state-of-the-art technology delivered by Metso will ensure environmentally friendly and efficient production.
The new pulp mill will produce 700,000 tonnes of bleached hardwood pulp annually and will be integrated with an existing paper machine at the Nantong mill.
The order emphasizes Metso's strong capabilities as a full-scope supplier for the pulp and paper industry. In June 2010 Metso announced that Ilim Group contracted Metso to supply the main technology for a new 720,000 tonnes kraft pulp mill in Bratsk, Russia.
Oji Paper Co. Ltd., one of the world's largest paper producers, manufactures paper, pulp, and processed paper goods, including newsprint, carbonless paper, wrapping and packaging paper, and paperboard. The new pulp mill in Nantong is a part of Oji´s strategy to promote business expansion in East Asia.