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Belarus pulp facility to utilise Metso automation and valve technology

Metso will supply process automation technologies and valve solutions for JSC Svetlogorsk Pulp & Board Plant's new bleached kraft pulp mill in Svetlogorsk, the Republic of Belarus.

The new 400,000 ton-per-year mill under construction will be the first bleached kraft pulp mill in the country.

China CAMC Engineering, an EPC contractor responsible for the turnkey delivery of the plant, placed the order.

Metso received these orders in the second quarter of 2014. Deliveries will take place during the autumn of 2014, and the equipment is estimated to start up during the third quarter of 2015. The value of the order is not disclosed.

The company offers a range of process automation and valve solutions and related services for the pulp and paper industry - from single measurements to mill-wide turnkey automation.

Metso's delivery scope includes Kappa Q analysers, Metso Polarox5 residual sensors, several Metso Piston filtrate samplers for pH measurement, Metso SP and Metso Rotary consistency transmitters, as well as Metso NOVE samplers.

Valve solutions include over 900 Neles automated valves of various types and sizes for both control and on-off applications. All the control valves will be equipped with ND 9000 series intelligent valve controllers, designed to ensure long-term reliability, reduce process variability and improve process efficiency.