Pulping contract for Aker Kvaerner

Aker Kvaerner has received an order from a confidential client for delivery of a new fibreline, an upgraded cooking plant and a modernised white liquor plant for a pulp mill in Japan. The contract is worth approximately $70m to Aker Kvaerner.

The order is part of an expansion project at the integrated mill. The expansion project will improve quality and increase the capacity by 500 tonnes of pulp per day.

The scope for Kvaerner Pulping comprises a new fibreline including oxygen delignification and a bleaching plant using the proprietary Compact Press technology. There will be an upgrade of the cooking plant featuring a rebuild to the Compact Cooking G2 technology, and a modernisation of the white liquor plant, including a new lime kiln.

Plant start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2008.