Metso will supply Chenming Jilin, part of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Ltd., with the relocation and rebuild of a paper machine for the company’s new mill site in Jilin Province, China.

“The main target of the project is to increase production by improving the efficiency of the paper making line and by increasing the drying capacity of the paper machine,” says Jukka Vuorela, a sales manager at Metso.

A paper machine of Chenming Jilin will be relocated within Jilin City from the current mill site to the company’s new mill site. Metso will supervise the dismantling and packing of the paper machine line and supervise the installation and startup of the relocated equipment.

The paper machine to be relocated is the 6.95-m-wide (wire) PM 12 paper machine. The modernization will include forming and drying section modifications and a press section rebuild with a new SymBelt shoe press. Originally, the PM 12 produced coated wood-containing light-weight-coated paper grades; after the rebuild, the target also is to produce other new paper grades.

Metso’s delivery will also include a rebuild of the relocated PM 12. The startup of the relocated and rebuilt machine is scheduled for the second half of 2013.