ANDRITZ to supply equipment to BillerudKorsnäs, Sweden, for fiberline upgrade


International technology Group ANDRITZ has been selected to build a new brown stock washing sideline to produce extremely high-purity pulp for the new board machine at the BillerudKorsnäs’ Gruvön mill in Sweden. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.

The ANDRITZ scope of supply includes a new DD-Washer, which ensures the production of high-purity pulp used for food packaging. The delivery also includes four MC pumps and a pulp Screw Press with ANDRITZ’s unique control system.

ANDRITZ has some hundreds of very successful DD-Washer installations around the globe. ANDRITZ DD-Washers are characterized by lowest operational costs and lowest emissions as well as extremely good washing efficiency based on the required number of displacement washing stages in a single unit. Washing capacities are over 6,000 admt/d/unit.

This order is part of BillerudKorsnäs’ investment at the Gruvön mill, which includes the construction of a new board machine and rebuilds in the existing pulp mill. The investment is the largest in the history of the company and one of the largest in Sweden in recent years.

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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 as well as for animal feed and biomass pelleting. Other important business segments include automation and service business. In addition, the international Group is also active in the power generating sector (steam boiler plants, biomass boilers, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and in environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard as well as recycling plants. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 25,200 employees. ANDRITZ operates more than 250 sites in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of complete plants, systems, equipment, and comprehensive services for the production and processing of all types of pulp, 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 the treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service offering includes system and machine modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, on-site and workshop services, optimization of process performance, maintenance and automation solutions, as well as machine relocation 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 panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also part of this business area.

ANDRITZ Drum Displacer Washer enables extremely high-end product quality.

ANDRITZ Drum Displacer Washer enables extremely high-end product quality.

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