"This investment is in line with Metso's strategy for services growth. Local support to customers and long-term partnerships bring value both to our customers and Metso," says Jukka Tiitinen, President, Services business line, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso.
In addition, Metso and Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. have agreed that Metso will establish mill maintenance for the entire Maranhão mill. With the agreement Metso will take responsibility for the establishment of the mill's maintenance management system and support Suzano in establishing materials management operations. The value of the agreement will not be disclosed.
"We have decided to contract Metso to bring equipment manufacturer's process knowledge and maintenance expertise in establishing maintenance for the Maranhão mill. We expect to have efficient maintenance plans and organization in order to contribute to a reliable start-up and quick learning curve, from the first days of operation," says José Alexandre, Industrial Director, Suzano Papel e Celulose.
All main technology for the Maranhão pulp mill is being supplied by Metso. Metso's scope of supply covers wood handling, cooking plant and fiberline, pulp drying and baling, evaporation, power boiler, recovery boiler, causticizing and lime kiln, and an integrated automation solution for all process areas. The mill is scheduled to start up in the second half of 2013.
Suzano Papel e Celulose is a forestry-based company and one of the largest vertically integrated producers of pulp and paper in Latin America. The company's main products, sold on the domestic and international markets, are eucalyptus pulp, printing and writing paper and paperboard.
Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes, machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production lines, rebuilds and services.