Holmen Paper commissions Metso for three-year roll service at its 670,000 tonnes/year Hallsta, Sweden, paper mill; deal includes maintenance, roll rinding

HELSINKI , September 28, 2011 (press release) – Metso has signed a roll service agreement with Holmen Paper for their Hallsta Paper Mill in Sweden. The value of the agreement will not be disclosed.

With this three-year agreement, which became effective as of September 1, 2011, Metso will be responsible for all mechanical roll services at the Hallsta Paper Mill. Roll grinding and part of mechanical roll maintenance will be carried out at Metso’s workshops in Borlänge and Karlstad, Sweden. A Metso maintenance engineer will be based at the Hallsta mill to serve as a link between Metso and the mill. Metso’s workforce will also include two maintenance technicians.

Daniel Peltonen, Technical Manager at the Hallsta Paper Mill, says: “We have high expectations for this agreement, and not just regarding the quality of roll grinding and maintenance efficiency. We also expect it to have positive effects on productivity.”

Holmen Paper was established 400 years ago and is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of printing paper. The three paper machines at the Hallsta Paper Mill produce MF magazine paper and a range of special qualities of wood-containing printing paper. The annual production capacity is 670,000 tons.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

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