Metso's process automation for Belarus mill

Metso will supply a comprehensive package of process automation technologies and valve solutions for JSC Svetlogorsk Pulp & Board Plant's new bleached kraft pulp mill in Svetlogorsk, the Republic of Belarus. The new 400,000 ton-per-year mill under construction will be the first bleached kraft pulp mill in the country. Metso's technology will enable the mill to reach high efficiency, product quality and process stability, as well as gain savings in chemicals, steam and water consumption. In addition, it will result in better sustainability.

The order was placed by China CAMC Engineering (CAMCE), the EPC contractor responsible for the turnkey delivery of the plant. The company chose Metso as a supplier based on earlier good experiences with its technologies, proven performance in demanding environments and critical applications, good results, along with value-adding services.

Metso received these orders in the second quarter of 2014. Deliveries will take place during the autumn of 2014, and the equipment is estimated to start up during the third quarter of 2015. The value of the order is not disclosed.