ANDRITZ to rebuild and upgrade two recovery boilers in North America


International technology Group ANDRITZ received two major orders for recovery boiler rebuilds/upgrades from Domtar, Canada, and Weyerhaeuser, USA.

For Domtar Corporation, ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER will rebuild the existing boiler at the Kamloops mill, British Columbia, Canada, to enhance its long-term efficiency and reliability. The scope of supply includes a new furnace floor and generating bank, air system modifications, gas burners, furnace panels, circulation improvements, and a new dissolving tank and vent system. The rebuild is scheduled to take place early next year and the recovery boiler should be re-started in May 2010.

For Weyerhaeuser Company, ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER will upgrade the existing recovery boiler at New Bern mill, North Carolina, USA. The investment is part of an optimization project of the recovery system, which includes an upgrade of the evaporation system. The supply includes additional heating surfaces, air system modifications, and systems for burning diluted and concentrated gases collected from mill processes.

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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 13,700 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 150 production sites, service, and sales companies all around the world.

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