International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from JSC Volga in Balakhna, Nizhegorodskaya oblast, Russia, to deliver a complete state-of-the-art ATMP (Advanced Thermo-mechanical Pulp) line, which will process 100% spruce for the production of soft wood pulp. Start-up of the new line, which will be combined with existing equipment, is scheduled for 2019.
An ANDRITZ TX68 refiner will be installed as first refining
stage in the new ATMP system to be supplied to JSC Volga. “Photo: ANDRITZ”
The order comprises the supply of the chip washing system, pre-treatment equipment, an ANDRITZ TX68 high-speed high-consistency refiner as a first refining stage, two ANDRITZ TwinFlo low-consistency refiners as second refining stage, as well as the integration of an existing low-consistency refining system as third refining stage. The powerful TX68 with large refining zone delivers the highest throughput available in a single machine. The existing groundwood pulp reject system will be upgraded and integrated into the new ATMP system as reject line. The new ATMP plant will be the world's largest single-line thermo-mechanical pulping system for softwood with a capacity of 850 admt/d.
The advanced technological standard of the ANDRITZ mechanical pulping processes as well as the high reliability of the components were decisive for Volga to place the order with ANDRITZ.
JSC Volga is one of the leading newsprint manufacturers in Russia and Europe and solely uses TMP technologies for producing pulp which is fed to the newsprint paper machines. Volga's paper products are shipped to more than 60 countries worldwide.
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
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 board; 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.