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ANDRITZ to supply high-temperature Yankee hood and air system to Northwood Tissue, England

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International technology group ANDRITZ has received a turn-key order from Northwood Tissue Ltd. to supply a new PrimeDry Hood and an air system for a tissue machine rebuild at the mill in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. Start-up is planned for the third quarter of 2024.

PrimeDry Hood HT manufacturing at ANDRITZ Novimpianti. Photo "Andritz"PrimeDry Hood HT manufacturing at ANDRITZ Novimpianti. Photo "Andritz"Installation of the new ANDRITZ gas-heated PrimeDry Hood HT (High-Temperature) will increase the drying capacity thanks to an impingement temperature of up to 530°C. It will also enable a higher heat transfer rate, resulting in considerable energy optimization per ton of tissue produced.

ANDRITZ’s scope of supply includes installation work, supervision of mechanical installation, commissioning, and start-up. Guido Lenzi, Area Sales Manager at ANDRITZ Novimpianti, says, “The new drying equipment will support our customer on its path towards more sustainable and cost-efficient tissue production. This is the second order of that kind that Northwood Tissue has placed with us, and we are looking forward to continuing our partnership.”

David Harries, Director at Northwood Tissue adds, “This investment is another milestone in improving carbon footprint and operational efficiencies. ANDRITZ is a reliable partner for projects of this kind, and I look forward to the successful completion.”

Northwood Tissue (Chesterfield) Ltd. is a member of the Northwood Group, with over 50 years’ experience in the tissue and paper business. At its mills in Chesterfield, Disley and Lancaster, England, the company produces high-quality tissue grades for Consumer and Away from Home applications. The group has paper making capability in excess of 100,000 t/a in the UK and Spain, which it all processes through internal converting plants. Northwood’s business has a high focus on sustainability throughout its vertically integrated supply chain, with a long proud history in the recycled paper sector. 


International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydropower and Environment & Energy. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 30,000 employees and over 280 locations in more than 80 countries.


ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation.

The product portfolio also includes boilers for power generation, various nonwoven technologies, and panelboard (MDF) production systems. With waste-to-value recycling, shredding and energy solutions, waste and by-product streams from production are converted into valuable secondary raw materials as well as into sustainable resources for energy generation. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

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