HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwire - Dec 11, 2012) -
Metso Corporation's press release on December 11, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. local
Metso and Norampac have reached an agreement in principle for Metso to
the mill maintenance services for Greenpac Mill in Niagara Falls, NY, in
United States. With this mill maintenance agreement Metso will establish
manage all maintenance systems and procedures at the mill. The value of the
agreement will not be disclosed.
The new linerboard machine at the Greenpac Mill will be supplied by Metso;
order was announced in 2011. The machine is scheduled to start up in the
quarter of 2013. The agreement includes recruitment of all maintenance
prior to start-up. Upon start-up, Metso will assume full responsibility of
mill maintenance operations for the entire production facilities at the
"We are pleased to collaborate with Metso in creating a unique world-class
operation at our Greenpac site. The outsourcing of maintenance is a first
kind for Norampac and its partners in North America - after visiting a
world-class site in Europe we were convinced of the benefits, performance
customer satisfaction of Metso maintenance operations, which will further
contribute to the project's success," commented Marc-André Dépin,
Chief Executive Officer of Norampac.
The Metso mill maintenance model optimizes the use of Total Productive
Maintenance (TPM), Metso's streamlined reliability centered maintenance
RCM) and condition-based maintenance. The model ensures the highest
equipment efficiency and cost optimization.
Greenpac Mill LLC is a partnership controlled by Cascades and managed by
Norampac. Created in 1997, Norampac, a Division of Cascades Canada ULC, is
largest containerboard producer in Canada and the 6th largest in North
with 4,239 employees. Today, Norampac operates several containerboard and
boxboard mills, corrugated product plants, folding carton plants and a
center in Canada and the United States.
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 deliver
sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Expect results.
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