Metso is opening new service centers in Germany and France to support the company's strategy to grow its valve and field device service business and to strengthen its service capabilities for the petrochemical, energy, oil & gas, and pulp & paper industries. Since 2012, Metso has established ten new valve service centers around the world. By the end of 2014, the total number of Metso valve and field device service centers will exceed 40.Read more
BRUSSELS, Oct 1, 2014 (RISI) - Pulp producer Södra is in the midst of a 15-day maintenance stop at its Mönsterås pulp mill in southeastern Sweden.
The mill ceased operations on September 20, with the restart scheduled for October 4, according to a Södra representative. During the stop standard maintenance work will be carried out, with no major capacity changes resulting, he added.
The Mönsterås mill can produce some 500,000 tonnes/yr of bleached softwood kraft pulp and 250,000 tonnes/yr of bleached hardwood kraft pulp.Read more
South Korea's largest newsprint producer, Jeonju Paper, has decided to take further downtime in October at one of their mills in the country to deal with low market demand and dwindling profitability.
It is expected to result in a curtailment of 20,000 tonnes. The firm will use the downtime as an opportunity to carry out maintenance work.
Jeonju Paper will shut three paper machines at the Jeonju mill from October 5 to October 17.Read more
BRUSSELS, Sept 1, 2014 (PPI Magazine) -Andritz has made a reputable name for itself in the production and supply of Yankee cylinders for various grades, and particularly for tissue and specialty paper.
The Austrian company is now offering a complete life cycle management package to go along with the installation of its Yankee cylinders. PPI spoke to Erwin Walcher, director of Yankee Service for Andritz, about the new life cycle scheme.Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept 18, 2014 (Press Release) - During standard work operations a steam-lime break at manufacturing site ofIlim Group Bratsk branch has happened. Process steam pipe line was damaged. Causes are being determined.Read more
BRUSSELS, Aug 29, 2014 (RISI) - Norske Skog is considering outsourcing the maintenance activities at its 550,000 tonne/yr Saugbrugs supercalendered (SC) paper mill in Halden in southern Norway.
The firm has started a process in which it will evaluate outsourcing as a way of cutting costs at the mill. A decision should be made in autumn, a company spokesperson said.
"Our primary goal is to reduce costs without decreasing the quality of the maintenance," he said, adding that the firm would not reveal how much money it could save by doing this.Read more
TOKYO, Aug. 19, 2014 (Press Release) -BTG Instruments opened a new Service Center in Kanda, Tokyo on August 11, 2014 to enhance support for our large installed base in Japan. The facility offers accredited upgrade, repair, maintenance and calibration of BTG laboratory devices, sensors and analyzers. A fully equipped laboratory is now available for sample testing, application development and user training. The Tokyo Service Center is staffed by experienced BTG service engineers handling inside and outside service, spare part requests and all application and sales inquiries.Read more