Norwegian sawmilling group Moelven Industrier ASA is undertaking a SEK16 million (EUR 1,65 million) expansion and renovation of the log sorting facility at its Swedish sawmill Moelven Valåsen AB in Karlskoga, according to a press release published by RemaSawco in Sweden, which will supply the equipment.
RemaSawco said the order from Moelven included an RS-BoardScannerQ with non-contact strength grading and a new control system.
Mikael Jacobsson, RemaSawco's director of business development, said the order was among the largest the company had received, and that RemaSawco was pleased to continue its relationship with Moelven as one of its pilot customers in the development and certification of non-contact strength grading.
Fredrik Wallenstad, CEO at Moelven Valåsen, said the investment would remove a grading bottleneck, increase sawn timber production and provide a higher level of reliability.
Moelven Valåsen is Moelven Industrier's largest mill, with an annual production capacity of 300.000 m3 of sawn whitewood and redwood and a workforce of 86, according to the company's website.