Finnish sawmill machinery for Australian mill
In January 2012, HewSaw will deliver a HewSaw SL250 TRIO sawing line to Bombala in New South Wales on the southeast coast of Australia. The agreement was signed on 29th April 2011. The construction work will begin in August 2011, and the project is scheduled to finish in December 2012.
The delivery includes a log sorting line, sawmill infeed system (line speed is 150 m/minute) and ground floor handling system including chip screens and off-line chipper provided by Nordautomation Oy as well as the new VK8000HD-Combi-3R debarker by Valon Kone Oy.
HewSaw’s turnkey delivery also includes automation and the log scanning equipment. The automation will be delivered by TUI Technology from New Zealand and the log scanning equipment and optimising will be provided by Prologic+ from Canada. Kit-Sell Oy has separately agreed on the delivery of a dimension sorting plant and a sticking stacking plant, which will be turnkey deliveries.
The Namu project in Bombala will expand Dongwha Timbers’ Sandy Lane sawmill and involves the construction of a green mill, drying kilns, impregnation plant and planer as well as the construction of the surrounding infrastructure. Namu is Korean for Tree. The production is expected to increase to 150,000 m3 per annum of sawn lumber single shift by year 2015.
Dongwha Timbers and TASCO are owned by the Korean Dongwha International Co Ltd. The value of the Finnish machine deliveries is over 20 million euros, which makes it one of the biggest exported Finnish sawmill machinery deliveries to date.