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ANDRITZ receives repeat order for sludge dewatering line from SAICA, Spain

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from S.A. Industrias Celulosa Aragonesa (SAICA) in El Burgo de Ebro, Spain, to supply a gravity table GT and a sludge screw press SCS. SAICA already has two ANDRITZ dewatering lines of the same type and size operating to its full satisfaction. This repeat order confirms the trust that SAICA places in sludge dewatering technology from ANDRITZ.

Schematic diagram of ANDRITZ sludge dewatering line with gravity table GT and sludge screw press SCS

Schematic diagram of ANDRITZ sludge dewatering line with gravity table GT and sludge screw press SCS Photo Andritz

The new sludge dewatering system will process mixed sludge from stock preparation, deinking, and waste water treatment. The scope of supply also includes erection supervision, start-up and commissioning, and training. Start-up is planned for November 2016.

SAICA Group is the leading European company for the production of recycled paper for corrugated cardboard, with an annual production of 2.5 million tons of paper. With locations in Spain, Italy, Portugal, the UK, Ireland, and Turkey, the group has more than 8,000 employees and is divided into four business areas: recycled paper production for corrugated cardboard (Paper), recyclable materials recovery (Natur), production of corrugated packaging (Pack), and flexible packaging (Flex). In 2015, consolidated sales of the multinational group amounted to 2,378 million euros.

ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 24,200 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of equipment, systems, and services for the production and processing of all types of pulps, paper, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and cardboard; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service range includes modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, service and maintenance, as well as machine transfer and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboards (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also allocated to the business area.

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