The scope of supply is for a metsoDNA distributed control system and includes hardware, applications software, project management and commissioning. The metsoDNA comprises operator stations, process control stations, input/output cards, as well as links to other systems to gain maximum integration of control systems on PM14. The new system will replace an older technology system that was installed when the PM14 was originally built in 1995. Previous successful automation projects delivered to Aylesford Newsprint Ltd by Metso were important factors in evaluation and selection of the best vendor for this project.
Aylesford Newsprint Ltd has decided to make this investment to improve operations and avoid potential stoppages due to obsolescence problems. New and better operator displays, diagnostics and monitoring, will bring better and more efficient operations to PM14 production.
Aylesford Newsprint Ltd recycles 500,000 tonnes per annum of used newspapers and magazines in the manufacture of Renaissance; a 100% recycled publishing quality newsprint which is used by many of the UK and Europe's regional and national newspaper publishers. Aylesford Newsprint Ltd is a joint venture company between SCA Forest Products and Mondi.