Metso to supply cooking plant to Horizon Pulp & Paper in Estonia
Metso will provide a new batch cooking plant to Horizon Pulp & Paper Ltd´s Kehra mill in Estonia. Start-up is scheduled for the summer of 2011. The value of the order is over EUR 5 million.
Metso´s scope of supply covers all main equipment for a displacement batch cooking plant, as well as a metsoDNA process control system.
By replacing old equipment with a new cooking plant the Kehra mill are able to increase capacity and at the same time considerably reduce the mill´s environmental impact . The reduction in CO2 emissions at the Kehra mill will be 35%, equaling 5,000 cars running 25,000 km a year each. The water consumption will drop by 1.3 million m3 annually, and both wood and chemical consumption will decrease. The project will also enable Horizon Pulp & Paper to make energy savings worth approximately EUR 2 million annually.
Horizon Pulp & Paper produces a wide range of unbleached paper products for the packaging industry. The product range is based on 100 % virgin long fiber softwood pulp. Horizon Pulp & Paper is part of the Singaporean Tolaram Group.