Aker Kvaerner ready to deliver to Arauco's Itata mill

Kvaerner Pulping, part of the Aker Kvaerner group, is now ready to start shipping equipment for the two new fiberlines to the Celulosa Arauco y Constitución's Itata greenfield pulp mill project in Chile - a project to which the sister company Kvaerner Power will supply the evaporation plant.

Kvaerner Pulping, part of the Aker Kvaerner group, is now ready to start shipping equipment for the two new fiberlines to the Celulosa Arauco y Constitución's Itata greenfield pulp mill project in Chile - a project to which the sister company Kvaerner Power will supply the evaporation plant.

For Kvaerner Pulping the Itata order includes two complete fiberlines, one hardwood (eucalyptus) and one softwood line (pine). The total capacity is 856,000 tonnes bleached kraft pulp per year.
 
"This contract strengthens our position as a supplier of high-technology equipment and services to the world-wide pulp industry," says Per-Åke Färnstrand, president of Kvaerner Pulping.
 
"The order is also a confirmation that our considerable R&D investments result in competitive products, such as COMPACT COOKING(TM) and COMPACT PRESS(TM), with an actual effect on our customers' products and productivity. This encourages us to further emphasize our R&D operations."
 
The delivery is on an engineering, procurement and supervision (EPS) basis. Kvaerner Pulping AB will do engineering and all core equipment will be produced at the Kvaerner Kamfab workshop, both units located in Karlstad, Sweden.
 
The evaporation plant, with a capacity of 1060 tonnes evaporated water per hour will be supplied by Kvaerner Power.
 
Celulosa Arauco y Constitución is the biggest pulp producer in Chile with four mills in Chile and one in Argentina. The Itata pulp mill, located in the central Chilean region of Bio Bio, will produce pulp for the export market. Start up is scheduled to the first half of 2006.

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