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International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up a new 500 t/d HERB chemical recovery boiler at Kuantum Papers Limited in Saila Khurd, Hoshiapur district in the state of Punjab, India.

The boiler is designed to handle a mixture of hardwood and agro-based black liquor and enables environmentally friendly and more energy-efficient operation compared to a conventional boiler with direct contact evaporator. Thus, the mill’s pulp production as well as the power-to-heat-ratio are substantially increased. The boiler also features a unique vertical air system to minimize air emissions.

The scope of supply also comprised:

  • Engineering for the entire system except civil work and electrical and automation equipment
  • Complete pressure parts
  • Auxiliaries such as start-up oil burners, black liquor burners, smelt spouts
  • Safety-related system (SRS)

First black liquor firing at Kuantum Papers Limited “Photo: ANDRITZ”.First black liquor firing at Kuantum Papers Limited “Photo: ANDRITZ”.Pavan Khaitan, Managing Director, Kuantum Papers Limited, says: “We are very satisfied with the successful start-up of the ANDRITZ boiler. The entire team at ANDRITZ has worked tirelessly with us for successful commissioning of the HERB recovery boiler along with the set of evaporators.”

This is the first of six HERB recovery boilers currently being installed in India by ANDRITZ, thus showing the strong market share ANDRITZ holds on the Indian pulp and paper market.

Kuantum Papers is active in the production and marketing of wood-free writing and printing paper, thereby providing an alternative to wood-based paper while conserving precious resources and protecting the environment.

ANDRITZ GROUP

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. Plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning, recycling, and the production of nonwovens and panelboard complete the global product and service offering. Innovative products and services in the industrial digitalization sector are offered under the brand name Metris and help customers to make their plants more user-friendly, efficient and profitable. The publicly listed group has around 27,200 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up a complete continuous low-consistency (LC) pulping system at Papeleira Coreboard, Portugal.

The new ANDRITZ LC pulping system installed features several design upgrades:

  • FibreSolve FSR pulper with advanced rotor design for efficient slushing at lowest fiber loss and highest availability
  • Advanced ANDRITZ TrashTrap for reliable separation and removal of heavy and light rejects early in the process
  • State-of-the-art ragger which allows – in combination with the new pulper rotor design – superior forming, handling and removal of pulper rags.

The scope of supply also comprised a detrashing pump, FibreGuard detrasher, FibreWash Drum, cleaners and a RejectCompactor for further treatment of rejects. ANDRITZ provided the basic engineering as well as the supervision of erection on site and start-up via remote support.

  Complete LC pulping system supplied by ANDRITZ at Papeleira Coreboard © ANDRITZ Complete LC pulping system supplied by ANDRITZ at Papeleira Coreboard © ANDRITZ

Manuel Delgado, Plant Manager, Papeleira Coreboard says: „I´m very proud of our operators who managed the successful start-up despite the challenging circumstances caused by the pandemic. The ANDRITZ team provided excellent remote support from Austria.”

Papeleira Coreboard processes LOCC (Local Old Corrugated Containers) with a line capacity of 300 bdmt/d and a reject content of up to 10% to produce different types of coreboard. The company is part of the Arteche Paper Holding and manufactures paper, pulp and cardboard focusing on 100% recycled paper and cardboard as raw material for its production.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the tissue production line delivered to Berli Jucker Cellox Ltd. for their mill in Prachinburi, Thailand.

The PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machine has a design speed of 1,900 m/min and a paper width of 2.8 m. A PrimePress XT Evo shoe press installed there dewaters the web gently, but still achieves a far higher post-press dryness than conventional presses. The 16 ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee is made entirely of steel, having an evaporation rate that is 10-15% higher than that of cast iron models, which results in 8-10% better machine performance. This combination – the latest shoe press technology and a steel Yankee – leads to a high drying capacity and achieves remarkable cost savings and operational flexibility as well as improved product quality. The entire line is equipped with an ANDRITZ PrimeControl automation package, providing an optimized production process.

ANDRITZ successfully starts up a PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue  production line at Berli Jucker Cellox, Thailand.ANDRITZ successfully starts up a PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue production line at Berli Jucker Cellox, Thailand. “Photo: ANDRITZ”.

In addition, ANDRITZ supplied the stock preparation system with two lines in order to process both short-fiber and long-fiber pulp, with the option of adding recycled fiber. The lines also have an approach flow system and a dissolved air flotation (DAF) unit for fiber recovery. The water system installed is designed to minimize water consumption, thus ensuring highest efficiency and sustainable operation.

The line was started up successfully under very challenging conditions due to the Covid pandemic.

A key part of this success is thanks to Metris – the ANDRITZ digitalization platform – which ensures maximum mill performance at Berli Jucker Cellox, Prachinburi. In these challenging times with their travel restrictions, Metris effectively reduced personal contact by making use of remote functionalities. Remote assistance by ANDRITZ specialists enabled a straightforward commissioning-to-start-up phase and, in addition, ensures constant optimization of production processes, operator troubleshooting and decision support.

Pisit Samatha, Associate Director of Manufacturing at  Berli Jucker Cellox, with the first TM5 paper on reel.Pisit Samatha, Associate Director of Manufacturing at Berli Jucker Cellox, with the first TM5 paper on reel. “Photo: ANDRITZ”.

“I can remember when we first started talking about commissioning during the pandemic and, to be honest, we both felt some uncertainty given the challenging circumstances,” explains Tine Kocbek, ANDRITZ Project Manager for Tissue. Apinan Laocharoensuk, Managing Director of Berli Jucker Cellox Ltd., adds: “It took a lot of courage from both sides and also mutual trust to agree on such an arrangement. We really appreciated the excellent teamwork by the ANDRITZ colleagues from Europe and China. Today, we can confirm, it was the right decision!“

This order once again underlines ANDRITZ’s strong market position as one of the leading suppliers of machines and systems to the Asian tissue industry as well as highlighting the company’s expertise in challenging situations.

ANDRITZ GROUP

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. Plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning, recycling, and the production of nonwovens and panelboard complete the global product and service offering. Innovative products and services in the industrial digitalization sector are offered under the brand name Metris and help customers to make their plants more user-friendly, efficient and profitable. The publicly listed group has around 27,200 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

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In close cooperation with its customer Jiangsu Bohui Paper Industry, international technology group ANDRITZ recently achieved a milestone in high-consistency (HC) refining by processing a peak capacity of 1,300 admt/d of local hardwood chips per day and achieving sustainable production of 1,150 admt/d at the mill in Dafeng, China.

ANDRITZ supplied two separate fiberlines with capacities of 1,500 admt/d and 750 admt/d, respectively, featuring the well-proven P-RC APMP (Pre-Conditioning Refiner Chemical Alkaline Peroxide Mechanical Pulp) technology for the new chemi-thermo-mechanical pulping system. With a total capacity of 2,250 admt/d, this system is the largest worldwide.

The world’s largest HC refiner – the ANDRITZ TX68 Photo AndritzThe world’s largest HC refiner – the ANDRITZ TX68 Photo Andritz

The world record was achieved with the ANDRITZ TX68, the world’s largest HC refiner, as part of the second P-RC APMP system despite a defined single-line capacity of 750 admt/d. The TX68 refiner with an advanced feeding system is the centerpiece of the process and the latest innovation by ANDRITZ in HC refining.

Chen Bo, Pulp Production Manager at Jiangsu Bohui Paper Industry, comments: “Aiming at more flexibility for our folding boxboard production, we adapted the system in close cooperation with the ANDRITZ experts and were finally able to achieve this impressive milestone. We are especially proud that we succeeded in obtaining the necessary system configurations despite several challenges due to the Covid-19 situation. ANDRITZ China provided excellent on-site support in parallel with ANDRITZ’s key experts in Europe using remote solutions.”

Jiangsu Bohui Paper Industry Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Shandong Bohui Paper Industrial Co., Ltd., a listed company established in 1994 focusing on the production of ivory board, culture paper, linerboard, paper for gypsum plasterboard, and market pulp for the papermaking industry.

ANDRITZ GROUP

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 27,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power production, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area.

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from ITC Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division (ITC-PSPD) to supply a new evaporation plant for its Bhadrachalam unit located in Telangana, India.

ANDRITZ will supply a new 7-effect evaporation plant on EPC basis with a capacity of 390 t/h that will concentrate kraft black liquor to a final dry solids content of 75%. The plant will be the largest in India and have the capability to improve the quality of condensate from the existing mill so that it can be re-used effectively in the mill and also to reduce water consumption.

ANDRITZ evaporation plant. “Photo: ANDRITZ”ANDRITZ evaporation plant. “Photo: ANDRITZ”

ANDRITZ’s lamella technology in the evaporators ensures the desired steam economy at all times, reduces energy consumption by circulation pumps, as well as providing higher black liquor concentration and stability, thus leading to increased and stabilized power production in the recovery boiler. The technology also delivers optimized vapor condensate quality that contributes towards a reduction in the mill’s operating costs. In addition, fewer and shorter washing cycles will enhance overall availability.

This investment is part of ITC-PSPD’s recovery plant modernization project to further strengthen its market position in the paperboard and specialty paper segment.

ITC-PSPD is one of the largest manufacturers of packaging and graphic boards in Southern Asia. The company’s Bhadrachalam unit produces value-added folding boxboard.

ANDRITZ GROUP

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 27,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power production, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area.

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Bracell to supply the non-condensable gases (NCG) incineration system on EPCC basis for Bracell’s pulp mill Project “STAR” in Lençóis Paulista, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

2015 11 26 082503The incineration system supplied by ANDRITZ enables safe and environmentally friendly treatment of all types of diluted or concentrated malodorous and toxic gases, thus meeting the strictest environmental and social requirements. The gases are eliminated by quench-type incinerators with flue gas scrubbers.

The NCG incineration system is based on ANDRITZ’s self-developed A-Recovery+ concept, which focuses on use of the side streams in the recovery cycle. This order confirms the good relationship between Bracell and ANDRITZ, which is one of the main suppliers of Bracell’s new pulp mill currently being built in Lençóis Paulista.

ANDRITZ GROUP

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 27,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power production, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area.

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill, a member of the Segezha Group (part of PJSC Sistema), to supply stock preparation equipment for its mill in Segezha, Republic of Karelia, Russia. Start-up is scheduled for the beginning of 2021.

  ANDRITZ FibreSolve FSV pulper © ANDRITZ The new system will feature a capacity of 350 bdmt/d and process bleached market pulp bales to produce a new final product – white high-porosity sack paper. The scope of supply comprises the bale feeding line with a manual dewiring station, an ANDRITZ FibreSolve FSV pulper for efficient slushing, a ModuScreen CP protection screen, as well as the complete control and electrification system.

With start-up of the new line, the Segezha Group will be the first producer of high-porosity sack paper in Russia. The entire production volume will be supplied to the company’s own converting facilities.

ANDRITZ GROUP
International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 27,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power production, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area.

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Guangxi Sun Paper Co. Ltd., part of the Sun Paper Group, to supply a chemi-thermomechanical pulping system for its new mill in Beihai, Guangxi, China. Start-up is scheduled for autumn 2021.

This will be the sixth P-RC APMP (Pre-Conditioning Refiner Chemical Alkaline Peroxide Mechanical Pulp) line from ANDRITZ for Sun Paper and part of the new greenfield paper mill in Beihai. The new fiber line will process eucalyptus wood chips as raw material and features a capacity of 600 admt/d.

The scope of supply comprises all main equipment from chip washing to pulp storage. ANDRITZ will also supply basic engineering and training and provide support in mechanical installation, commissioning and start-up.

ANDRITZ MSD Impressafiner for optimum chemical impregnation. Photo: ANDRITZANDRITZ MSD Impressafiner for optimum chemical impregnation. Photo: ANDRITZ

The P-RC APMP system features the following technological highlights:

  • MSD Impressafiner for wood chip maceration to enable optimum chemical impregnation
  • High-consistency (HC) refining stage with two parallel ANDRITZ S2070 single-disc refiners for superior fiber properties and highest production flexibility
  • Low-consistency (LC) refining stage with six ANDRITZ TwinFlo refiners to develop optimal pulp strength and lowest shive content

Ying Guangdong, Vice General Manager and Chief Engineer at Sun Paper, explains: “The excellent performance by the five P-RC APMP systems operating in our Yanzhou mill convinced us to trust once more in ANDRITZ. Their impregnation technology, in particular, with the MSD Impressafiner will enable us to produce excellent mechanical pulp quality again, which will be an essential precondition for our production of printing, writing, and culture paper here in Beihai.” 

Guangxi Sun Paper was established in July 2019 to build an integrated pulp and paper mill in Beihai. The mill will be constructed in two phases over approximately five years. When fully completed, it will have a total annual pulp and paper capacity of 3.5 million tons.

ANDRITZ GROUP

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 27,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power production, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area.

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from JSC Management Company of the Holding Belorusskie oboi, Belarus, to complete and start up its production line for folding boxboard. Start-up is scheduled for 2021. The board machine is designed to produce 200,000 tons per year of folding boxboard, with basis weights ranging from 170 to 400 g/m2.

The ANDRITZ scope of supply comprises equipment and engineering services for wood handling, chemi-mechanical pulping, stock preparation and approach flow, as well as the board machine including winder and roll handling, and the automation equipment.

The wood processing plant, ensuring the highest chip quality for the pulp mill, includes log receiving, a debarking line with RotaBarker technology, and a chipping line with a horizontally fed HHQ-Chipper. Chip handling comprises two closed, round silos and the related equipment. Bark and other wood waste are treated to be suitable for use in the power boiler.

Contract signing. From left to right: General Director Alexandr V. Kolyada, JSC Management Company of the Holding “Belorusskie oboi”; Wolfgang Lashofer, ANDRITZ Senior Vice President, Global Division Manager, Paper, Fiber and Recycling division; Igor Oleshchuk, ANDRITZ Vice President, Paper/Board, Paper, Fiber and Recycling division. Photo: ANDRITZContract signing. From left to right: General Director Alexandr V. Kolyada, JSC Management Company of the Holding “Belorusskie oboi”; Wolfgang Lashofer, ANDRITZ Senior Vice President, Global Division Manager, Paper, Fiber and Recycling division; Igor Oleshchuk, ANDRITZ Vice President, Paper/Board, Paper, Fiber and Recycling division. Photo: ANDRITZ

The P-RC APMP (Pre-Conditioning Refiner Chemical Alkaline Peroxide Mechanical Pulp) system features a capacity of 450 admt/d and comprises the entire equipment from chip washing to pulp storage.

The stock preparation system handles NBKP (Needle Bleached Kraft Pulp) and LBKP (Leaf Bleached Kraft Pulp) fibers in two lines, and the approach flow system is designed for three layers. Broke handling and fiber recovery systems round off the stock preparation and approach flow systems.

The board machine features three Fourdrinier plies – one containing a hybrid former with a wire width of 4,750 mm – and will operate at a design speed of 600 m/min. In the press section, there is an extended nip press, one shoe press and one smoothing press. The pre-drying section is followed by a film press and the post-drying section, two calenders (one hard nip, one soft nip) and a coating section with three roll coaters, including air drying equipment, as well as a pope reel and a rewinder. A roll transport system and sheet cutter complete the production line.

Apart from a new PrimeControl and multi-motor drive system for the entire line, ANDRITZ will extend the motor control center and start up the existing QCS system. The ANDRITZ PrimeControl includes extended features for process automation throughout the paper mill and minimizes the number of subsystems and associated interfaces. Thanks to the advanced multi-motor drive system, energy and power consumption will be reduced.

Alexandr Kolyada of JSC Management Company says: “For us, the completion of our board production line is a real milestone! We are happy that ANDRITZ is supporting us with its experience and know-how.”

ANDRITZ GROUP

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 27,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power production, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area.

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International technology group ANDRITZ and Metsä Fibre, part of the Metsä Group, have signed a preliminary agreement under which ANDRITZ will supply two fully autonomous logyard cranes to the planned Metsä Fibre bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland. Metsä Fibre will make the EUR 1.5 billion investment decision for the new mill in autumn 2020 at the earliest, and the new mill will take approximately two and a half years to build.

Included in the EPC delivery are two 2 x 25-ton cranes on a 540 m long runway with storage capacity of approximately 120,000 m3. The cranes will handle approximately 7,600,000 m3 wood/year shipped on trucks and trains as well as handling log storage and feeding the wood to the pulping process.

Illustrative drawing of the ANDRITZ autonomous crane solutionIllustrative drawing of the ANDRITZ autonomous crane solution

These ANDRITZ cranes will be the first autonomously operated logyard cranes worldwide.They feature the latest in artificial intelligence, thus optimizing log handling, minimizing wood losses and securing environmentally friendly and cost-effective operation compared with traditional log-handling solutions. This agreement is a significant breakthrough for logyard cranes in Europe. ANDRITZ has over 50 successful references for crane installations in North America.

“We valued the low noise – considering the planned mill location – the energy efficiency and all-electric drives with no fossil fuels consumed, and also the advantages created by applying advanced robotics and artificial intelligence to achieve autonomous operation,” says Ismo Nousiainen, CEO of Metsä Fibre Ltd.

This order once again confirms the excellent business relationship between ANDRITZ and Metsä Fibre, the latest reference being the innovative technologies and process equipment delivery to Metsä Fibre’s Äänekoski bioproduct mill, which was started up successfully in 2017.

Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of biochemicals, bioenergy and other bioproducts. Planning of the new bioproduct mill is based on a high level of environmental efficiency as well as efficiency in terms of energy and materials used. The mill will not use any fossil fuels at all, and its electricity self-sufficiency rate will be 250%. If built, the Kemi bioproduct mill will produce 1.5 million tons of softwood and hardwood pulp a year as well as many other bioproducts.

ANDRITZ GROUP

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 27,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power production, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area.

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