ANDRITZ to supply recovery boiler and evaporation plant for CMPC, Chile


International technology Group ANDRITZ will supply and install a High Energy Recovery Boiler (HERB) and an evaporation plant for CMPC’s pulp mill in Laja, Chile.

The supply also includes the complete instrumentation, control system, and electrification for the processes delivered. The total value of this order is approximately 100 MEUR. Start-up is scheduled for early 2012.
The new High Energy Recovery Boiler supplied by ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER has a capacity of 2,500 tds/d and will maximize the production of green electricity and steam for CMPC’s Laja pulp mill. The High Dry Solids Evaporation Plant (560 t/h), which is designed to produce clean condensates, will fully recycle these condensates back to the mill processes, and lower the mill’s water consumption.

This order is part of an energy efficiency investment by CMPC to make the Laja pulp mill self-sufficient in green energy and allowing for a long-term production of 460,000 adt/a. In addition, this investment will lower the mill’s air and effluent emissions.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP is a global market leader for customized plants, process technologies, and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has a staff of approximately 13,200 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 150 production sites, service and sales companies all around the world.
The PULP & PAPER business area is a global leader in the supply of systems, equipment, engineered wear products and services for the production of all types of pulp (chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, recycled fiber pulp) paper, board, tissue, fiber-board (medium-density fiber board), nonwovens, and biomass boilers for power production. Through the successful acquisition and integration of complementary technologies, the business area has become a full-line supplier of production systems and services to the pulp and paper industry. The technologies are employed for the processing of logs and annual fibers; the production of chemical and mechanical pulps (cooking or refining, washing, bleaching, screening and drying); the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the generation of biomass energy; the preparation of paper machine furnish from virgin or recycled fibers; the production of tissue, paper and board products; the calendering and coating of paper; and the handling of reject materials and sludges. Service offerings are focused on assisting customers in increasing their operational efficiency while reducing operating costs. The business area provides customized basic and detailed engineering, procurement, manufacturing, equipment erection and supervision, training, and start-up services and EPC deliveries.

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