ANDRITZ to upgrade fiberline at Mondi Frantschach’s pulp mill, Austria
International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from the Mondi Group to upgrade the continuous cooking plant at the Frantschach mill in St. Gertraud, Austria. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.
ANDRITZ will convert the digester to its Downflow Lo-Solids cooking technology and add a TurboFeed chip pumping system to improve the feed to the digester as well as a vapor reboiler to further reduce odorous emissions. In the brownstock washing area, ANDRITZ will deliver a pressure diffuser washer.
This upgrade is a follow-up order to the recovery boiler that was delivered by ANDRITZ and started up successfully in the Frantschach mill in 2013. Mondi’s investment will help to improve the use of resources and further increase the mill’s energy efficiency and competitiveness.
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The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 24,500 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world. The ANDRITZ GROUP ranks among the global market leaders in all four of its business areas. One of the Group’s overall strategic goals is to strengthen and extend this position. At the same time, the company aims to secure the continuation of profitable growth in the long-term.
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The business area 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 are also allocated to the business area, as are gasification plants for energy production, flue gas cleaning plants, production equipment for biofuel (second generation), biomass pelleting, and biomass torrefaction, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, plastic films, and panelboards (MDF), and recycling plants.