UPM, Metso Continue Mill Maintenance Agreement at Plattling

UPM and Metso, both based in Finland, have agreed to continue their mill maintenance outsourcing agreement at the UPM Plattling mill in Bavaria, Germany. Metso will provide maintenance systems and procedures and be responsible for optimizing maintenance costs and developing technical availability at the mill. The agreement, covering three paper production lines, became effective July 1. The value of the agreement was not disclosed.

Metso has been responsible for the mill maintenance of Plattling mill's paper machine No. 1 since 2007 and of paper machines No. 10 and No. 11 since 2011. The new multiyear agreement will cover mill maintenance operations for these three paper production lines.

Metso's mill maintenance model optimizes the use of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Metso's streamlined reliability centered maintenance (Applied RCM), and condition-based maintenance. The model ensures the highest possible equipment efficiency and cost optimization.

The UPM Plattling mill produces 780,000 metric tpy of lightweight coated and supercalendered papers.