ÅF chief consultant in forestry industry projectThe PM 8 is being converted from the production of uncoated fine paper to the production of base paper for coating. The total capacity of the coating machine will be 300,000 tonnes per year and the estimated investment will amount to SEK 2 billion. For ÅF's part, the contract represents approximately 50,000 hours of consultancy services in the areas of process techniques, project management, electrical engineering planning, instrumentation planning and IT services.
Parallel with this, ÅF has also been awarded the contract by the sub-contractor ABB to program the control system for the bark boiler, an assignment which represents a further few thousand hours of consultancy work.
MODO PAPER AB is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of fine paper, supplying a broad spectrum of customers including independent distributors and paper converters over the entire European continent, as well as the company's own paper wholesalers in around 20 countries. The product programme includes a complete range of coated and uncoated papers for office use, printing and packaging.