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January, the 28th, 2011

Jartek Oy receives an Order of over EUR 20 Million for a Sawmill from Russia

Wood processing company Kraslesinvest recently placed an order with Jartek for complete sorting, packaging and drying equipment of sawn timber. The equipment will be used in its sawmill that will be built in the region of Krasnojarsk, in Siberia. The plant is to be situated near the small city of Boguchany, on the river Angara, ca. 500 km northeast of Krasnoyarsk.

At the first stage, the annual production will amount to approx. 400,000 m3 of finished sawn timber. According to plans made by Kraslesinvest, a further wood-processing corporation using ca. 8 million m3 of timber will be built over the next years onto the same site with an area of 4 km2.

Once completed, the plant will produce some 1 million tons of pulp, approx. 800,000 m3 of sawn timber and further processed products for the building industry as well. For its personnel Kraslesinvest is planning to build, by utilising its own products, an entire city of wooden houses accommodating 5000 inhabitants in total. Earth excavation work is presently in progress on the site. Infrastructure is near to completion now (including electric connection, road and railway, bridge over the river Angara etc.).

The value of Jartek’s deal amounts to over EUR 20,000,000. Deliveries will commence in the summer of 2011 and commissioning will take place in the spring of 2012.

In addition to Jartek’s personnel, this project will also employ a great deal of sub-suppliers.

The order is an obvious continuation of a number of earlier plants supplied by Jartek to Siberia and to the Russian Far East. The decision of the client’s financers was significantly influenced by these positive experiences dealing with Jartek.

Between the years 2000-2010, Jartek delivered sawmills to various areas in Russia stretching from close to the Finnish border to the Pacific Ocean coast, altogether with the value amounting to EUR 55 million. One of the delivered plants is situated in the region of Irkutsk, in Ust-Kut. There may also be plans to build a pulp mill at this location in future.

The plant will be one of the most technically advanced in the world. Sorting and drying processes are based on Jartek’s experience accumulated over decades. Automation of sorting and drying will surpass every achievement made up to the present day. All manually operated working places and handling with a fork truck will be eliminated. The only work the operators shall perform is monitoring the process. Jartek’s earlier proofs of the highly automated plants were the decisive and final selection criteria.

The Boguchany - plant will incorporate two identical green sorting lines with automatic grading and cross-cutting. Canada-based Comact supplies the green sorting line with Lug Loader singularizers. In the sticker-stacker plants the drying kiln loads are formed onto a wagon and the sticks will be placed automatically on the load. Sticks and wagons are returned automatically from the dry timber sorting plant. The structures of the drying kilns are made of stainless steel.

There will be 12 drying lines consisting of 8 channel dryers and 4 drive-through chambers.
Depending on the dimensions to be treated, the dry timber sorting plant is capable of reaching sorting speeds of over 160 pieces/min.

Further Information
Mr. Kari Puustinen, Sales Manager, +358 50 3137370
kari.puustinen@jartek.fi
Mr. Heikki Sonninen, Managing Director +358 500 710 457
heikki.sonninen@jartek.fi

www.jartek.fi


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