Finland: Pulp and Paper Storo Enso to Built Automated Roll Warehouse
Stora Enso invests € 70 million in a new polyethylene (PE) extrusion coating plant and an automated roll warehouse (ARW) at its Imatra mills in Finland.
Imatra/Finland — The Imatra complex, which comprises the Kaukopää and Tainionkoski mills, has a capacity of more than one million tons/yr of carton board and specialty packaging paper. With this investment the company aims to increase and meet increasing customer demand for food service board and liquid packaging board.
The full roll handling scope for this investment with the new automated warehouse was ordered from Pesmel, and it’s commissioning is expected to be completed early Q4/2017. The roll handling system is one of the biggest deliveries in Pesmel’s history requiring 80 man years work, the paper producer announced.
Pesmel’s TransRoll ARW concept, which is connected with 7 in-out connections at different floor levels between the mill production and converting lines, has approx. 30,000 tons buffering capacity for intermediate rolls to be used at mill converting, and also for finished rolls to be shipped out to end customers. The warehouse has a footprint of 4,500 m2.