Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, and GL&V has signed an agreement regarding the supply of one COMPACT PRESS® for the new Bioproduct mill in Äänekoski.
The parties did not disclose any technical or commercial details of the agreement.
Timo Merikallio, the Project Director of the new Äänekoski Bioproduct Mill, shares some information;
- We need a wash press to meet our process targets and we have selected GL&V and its COMPACT PRESS® for the application. It is a robust, reliable and highly efficient wash press, which is exactly what we require. We look forward to working with GL&V as part of the fiberline project.
Fredrik Björck, Chemical Pulping Sales Manager at GL&V comments;
- The Bioproduct mill in Äänekoski will be the flagship of the Finnish forest industry and we are honored Metsä Fibre has given us the opportunity to contribute with our innovative technology. This is the opposite of “Suomi-Ruotsi-maaottelu” - We are working together for success in Äänekoski.
The new Bioproduct mill in Äänekoski will start up in Q3, 2017.