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CMPC, Chile, Orders New Energy, Pulping Technology for Two Mills in Chile

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CMPC Celulosa S.A., Chile, has ordered approximately EUR 60 million in new energy and pulping technology from Metso Corp., Finland, for two of its mills in Chile. The delivery includes a new biomass fired power boiler, conversion of an existing recovery boiler to a biomass fired boiler, a digester rebuild, and a brown stock washing upgrade. The new power boiler as well as power boiler conversion will utilize bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology.

The new power boiler will be part of CMPC's Santa Fe pulp mill's energy project for green energy generation. Rebuild of an existing recovery boiler into a biomass fueled power boiler as well as a digester rebuild and brown stock washing upgrade, including the installation of the press technology, are part of the Laja Mill modernization project. The commercial operation is scheduled to start in 2011 - 2012.

CMPC Celulosa is the Pulp Business Unit of Empresas CMPC S.A., established in 1920. It is the oldest paper producing company in Chile. The company has a diversified export sales network reaching more than 200 clients in 30 countries.


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