ANDRITZ modernizes fiberline equipment at UPM’s Kymi mill, Finland


International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up equipment for a fiberline modernization at UPMʼs Kymi mill in Kouvola, Finland.

This project is part of the mill’s program to minimize the effluent emissions and upgrade the production capacity. ANDRITZ’s scope of supply included a chip feeding system (TurboFeed) for the cooking process, the oxygen delignification stage with drum displacer washer and knot separation, screening modernization, and modification of the A-stage in the bleaching process. 

UPM’s Kymi mill stands for environmentally-friendly integrated pulp and paper production with a high rate of energy self-sufficiency and biofuel usage. The mill produces bleached softwood and hardwood kraft pulp (total capacity 570,000 t/a), as well as coated and uncoated fine paper (830,000 t/a).

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International technology Group ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel industry, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and torrefaction plants. The publicly listed company is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 17,700 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 180 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.


ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is one of the leading global suppliers of turnkey systems and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, tissue paper, board, fiber-board (MDF), and nonwovens, as well as of biomass boilers and gasifiers for energy production and of systems for the production of plastic films. The technologies available are employed for the processing of logs and annual fibers, the production of chemical and mechanical pulps as well as recycled paper fibers, recovery and reuse of chemicals, generation of energy from biomass, preparation of paper machine furnish from virgin or recycled fibers, production of paper, tissue paper and board, calendering and coating of paper, and the handling of reject materials and sludges. Services include complete mill maintenance, equipment upgrades and rebuilds, engineered wear products, and spare parts.

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