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CTS Engtec engineering a containerboard machine for Kipas Kagit in Turkey

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Metso will supply Kipas Kagit Sanayi Isletmeleri A.S with a containerboard machine for their new mill site in Kahramanmaras in south-eastern Turkey. The start-up of the new machine is scheduled for 2013. The value of the order is approximately EUR 80 million.

Metso has order the engineering services for the new containerboard from finnish company CTS Engtec.

CTS Engtec´s commitment includes both basic and detailed engineering. CTS Engtec´s basic engineering services contain automation, electrical, plant and process engineering including HVAC. Detailed engineering contains as well automation, process and plant engineering. Project management assignment includes the scheduling of the project, procurement and scheduling of installation.

Metso’s delivery will comprise a complete high-technology board machine. The new machine will utilize gap forming technology which enables a higher production speed and production efficiency ratio for board machines. In addition, Metso’s extensive automation package will comprise process, machine and quality controls.

Cooperation with Russian Ilim Group

CTS Engtec has a 40-year long history in paper and board mill modernizations. During the past year the specialists of the company have been involved in two board machine rebuilds in M-real´s mills. CTS Engtec is responsible for rebuilds of board machines in Kemiart Liners and Simpele mills and expansion of sheeting plant in Simpele mill. The upgrading project of KU1 in Stora Enso´s Imatra mill was projected also during 2011.

Russia's forest industry has shown a green light to CTS Engtec´s subsidiary, which was established last year in St. Petersburg. The Russian forest giant Ilim Group has approved the company of the planning and engineering partner for Ilim Group's various production plants.

Additional Info

Technical information of Containerboard in Turkey

The delivery will comprise an 8.6-m-wide (wire) high-technology board machine including an approach flow system, air systems, machine pulpers, a broke collecting system, chemical systems, a steam and condensate system, a ropeless tail threading system, machine clothing as well as mill engineering.

The new PM 1 will be equipped with an OptiFormer roll and blade gap former as well as a WinDrum Pro high-capacity belt-bed winder. The production speed will be 1,500 m/min. PM 1 will produce fluting and testliner grades out of 100% recycled fiber. The annual production capacity will be approximately 400,000 tonnes.


Family-owned company Kipas Kagit Sanayi Isletmeleri A.S is a subsidiary of Kipas Holding A.S. of Kahramanmaras, Turkey. Through the reorganization of the group’s companies in 2005 Kipas Holding is formed of numerous subsidiary companies with 27 mills and over 6,000 employees.


Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. The company has about 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries.


CTS Engtec Oy is one of the leading engineering, consulting and project management companies in the global forest industry. The company has approximately 160 employees and four regional offices in Finland. The subsidiary in Russia is located in St. Petersburg.. 

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