Metso announced it will supply two complete tissue production lines to Shanghai Orient Champion Paper Company.
The first line is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2011 and the second in the fourth quarter of 2011. The value of the order has not been disclosed, but the combined market value of two tissue production lines of this type is about EUR15-25 million, depending on the scope of delivery and production output.
Metso's scope of delivery will comprise two complete tissue production lines, featuring two tissue machines with stock preparation systems and auxiliaries. Both production lines will be installed at Shanghai Orient Champion Paper's paper making facility in Jinshan outside Shanghai. After the installation of the two lines the total capacity at the mill will double from 70,000 to 140,000 tons a year. The rapidly growing Shanghai Orient Champion Paper currently operates the Jinshan mill with six smaller tissue machines and converting lines and is now prepared to grow further utilizing the latest technology.
Shanghai Orient Champion Paper Company is part of the CIMIC Group which operates companies in various businesses in China.