Metso to rebuild Quebec paper mill

Metso Paper will supply a major rebuild of on-line printing and writing super-calendered coated paper line to Gaspésia Papers in Chandler, Quebec. The rebuild, which will cover all the main sections of paper line, will be completed by mid-2004. The value of the order
is not disclosed.
This comprehensive order includes an extensive package of Metso equipment for highly bleached pulp production, stock preparation, papermaking and finishing; all auxiliary systems for lubrication, mechanical drives and controls; a comprehensive package of spare parts; installation and supervision; a support package for after start-up; a basic training package; and a co-operation agreement between Gaspésia and Metso. The order also includes one of the most extensive automation systems sold by Metso Automation in recent years. The scope of supply comprises a complete metsoDNA system, systems for monitoring paper quality and testing as well as a substantial number of analyzers and a complete line of control valves.
Following the rebuild, the machine will be capable of producing high-quality coated paper, using bleached pulp, in the basis weight range of 60-80 g/m2.
Gaspésia Papers is a limited partnership of the Fonds de Solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (FTQ), SGF Rexfor Inc. and Tembec Inc., which is acting as main operator for this project.




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