HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2013) -
Metso Corporation's press release on April 25, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. local
Metso will expand its global service network by opening a new service
serve Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A.'s 1.5-million-tonne greenfield pulp mill
Maranhão, northeastern Brazil. The service center will supply roll
other maintenance services, and will have a storage for selected spare
consumables. The center will be located in Imperatriz, close to the
mill, and will be operational in late 2013. The groundbreaking ceremony
new service center was held in Imperatriz on April 25, 2013.
"This investment is in line with Metso's strategy for services growth.
support to customers and long-term partnerships bring value both to our
customers and Metso," says Jukka Tiitinen, President, Services business
Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso.
In addition, Metso and Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. have agreed that Metso
establish mill maintenance for the entire Maranhão mill. With the
Metso will take responsibility for the establishment of the mill's
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
knowledge and maintenance expertise in establishing maintenance for the
mill. We expect to have efficient maintenance plans and organization in
contribute to a reliable start-up and quick learning curve, from the first
of operation," says José Alexandre, Industrial Director, Suzano Papel
All main technology for the Maranhão pulp mill is being supplied by
Metso's scope of supply covers wood handling, cooking plant and fiberline,
drying and baling, evaporation, power boiler, recovery boiler, causticizing
lime kiln, and an integrated automation solution for all process areas. The
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,
eucalyptus pulp, printing and writing paper and paperboard.
Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes,
equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our
experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production
rebuilds and services.
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the
process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power,
oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contribute
sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's
are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
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