Helsinki-based Metso Corp. has completed one big project and is set to begin another.

The company supplied the PM 1 tissue-making line at SCA in Mexico at the mill's greenfield site in Ciudad Sahagún, Hidalgo State. The new line has an annual production capacity of more than 60,000 tons of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades.

Metso delivered a complete turn-key tissue production line including a tissue machine, deinking plant, effluent plant, stock preparation system and mill-wide automation package, plus all other auxiliary equipment and systems needed for the mill.

The new project set to begin this year is a $20.5 million biomass power plant for Oü Helme Energia in Estonia for combined heat and power production in the township of Helme. The plant will use bubbling fluidized-bed technology and the combination of spruce bark, chipped-logging residues, and wood chips or milled peat as the main fuels. The plant will produce 15 MW of heat and 6.4 MW of electricity, which will partly be used in its own pellet factory and the rest will be distributed into the national grid.