Metso’s largest wash press – TwinRoll Evolution – will be delivered to Brazil
The nine large wash presses to Brazil are being completed one by one at Metso’s Sundsvall workshop. Magnus Danielsson, General Manager, Pulp Washing Machinery and Markus Ajax, General Manager, Production, admiring the giant piece.
Ten meters long, several meters high and with an impressive weight of 200 tonnes. The pulp wash press (TwinRoll Evolution), currently being manufactured at Metso’s Sundsvall facilities in Sweden, is the largest Metso has ever produced. When completed, it will be delivered to Suzano Papel e Celulose in Brazil, together with eight others, as part of Metso’s biggest order ever.
New welding robot
In the Sundsvall assembly hall, the employees have been working in two shifts throughout the winter to keep up with production, and one unit in the workshop has been working in five shifts. “We have also acquired a big welding robot which will now be put into operation. It will increase our efficiency and at the same time take care of a lot of the repetitive welding jobs,” says Markus Ajax, General Manager,
Quality work with efficiency The workshop operates with good efficiency. “We painted the whole metal workshop by ourselves, so it is very airy and light. A good working environment is one aspect of quality. In addition, we work with lean production to increase efficiency. Everyone takes a greater responsibility. The employees solve many problems themselves without having to ask the manager,” says Ajax.
The workshop in Sundsvall will be busy all year. Giant pieces are being produced, especially those for the Suzano pulp mill to be built in Brazil. The two rolls dewatering the pulp are 8.4 meters long with a diameter of two meters. At the far end Jörgen Boberg, working in the assembly hall.
Complete pulp mill delivery
Metso’s order for Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. includes all the main technology for the greenfield pulp mill to be built in the state of Maranhão in Brazil. The scope of supply covers wood handling, cooking plant and fiberline, pulp drying and baling, evaporation, power boiler, recovery boiler, causticizing and lime kiln, including an integrated automation solution for all process areas. When completed, the new mill will produce 1.5 million tonnes of bleached eucalyptus market pulp per year. Suzano Papel e Celulose is a forestrybased company and one of the largest vertically integrated producers of pulp and paper in Latin America. The company’s main products are eucalyptus pulp, printing and writing paper and paperboard.
For more information, please contact;
Markus Ajax, General Manager, Production, Fiber business line
Tel. +46 70 562 52 69, markus.ajax[at]metso.com
Text Kerstin Eriksson