Moorim Paper orders Siemens drive technology for new PM in South Korea

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Moorim Paper orders Siemens drive technology for new PM in South Korea

March 16, 2010 - 22:48

ERLANGEN, Germany, March 17, 2010 (Press Release) -The South Korean Moorim Paper Group has commissioned the Siemens Industry Solutions Division to supply complete drive technology for the new product line PM1. The paper machine for coated and uncoated wood-free paper will be installed in the DongHae pulp mill in Ulsan, South Korea. The mill is scheduled to produce some 450,000 tons of coated fine papers per year starting in the spring of 2011. With the new line, Moorim Paper will become South Korea's largest manufacturer of fine paper.

In recent years the DongHae paper mill in South Korea has produced pulp from ground wood, as well as paper and paperboard. The production capacity will be further expanded with the new paper machine PM1. Siemens is supplying the complete drive technology for PM1 including the multi-motor drives for the paper machine, offline coater, calendar stack, winder and the rewinder, powered by Sinamics S120CM converters. The scope of supply also includes the automation system with the Sipaper Drive solutions based on Sinamics PCS7. Siemens will also be responsible for the engineering, commissioning and on-site training of the operating personnel. The systems and components to be used are an integral part of the Sipaper solution platform especially developed for the pulp and paper industry.

The paper machine itself is being supplied by Voith Paper and will have a wire width of 9,300 millimeters and a design speed of 1,500 meters per minute. It is designed to produce fine paper with basis weights ranging from 75 to 150 grams per square meter. Together with the existing production lines in Jinju (PM1 to PM3) and Daegu (PM1 and PM2), the Moorim Paper Group will increase its total production to over one million tons per year once PM1 has been put into operation.