APRIL Group has awarded Pöyry with the detailed engineering services assignment for the fine paper machine project in Pangkalan Kerinci site in Riau Province, Indonesia. The assignment covers detailed engineering services for the new paper machine and Balance of Plant (BOP). The start-up of the new machine is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016.
APRIL Group is one of the largest producers of pulp and paper products in the world. APRIL makes products that are used by millions of people every day in liquid packaging, printing and writing paper, tissues, shopping bags, food packaging, magazines and books. The new production line is planned to produce top quality digital-ready fine papers and it will increase the company's capability to produce value-added products from renewable resources for export globally.
"The global demand for digital paper products continues to grow and APRIL aims to ensure we remain in position to leverage this opportunity. Our product, PaperOne, offers the high quality that the digital market needs and is made from 100% renewable fiber from certified plantations. This investment will enable us to bring PaperOne to more and bigger markets while also responding to opportunities for product diversification," states Tony Wenas, Managing Director of APRIL Group Indonesia.
"We are managing and executing this project with our combined Asian and European resources to be able to provide APRIL the best available engineering result and latest technology for the mill processes. This project is a continuation for our operations in Asia, and strengthens Pöyry's position as the world's leading pulp and paper engineering consultancy", says Nicholas Oksanen, Pöyry's President, Industry Business Group.
The value of the order is not disclosed. The order was recognised within the Industry Business Group order stock in Q2/2015.