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Success stories by ANDRITZ

Discover the exciting and diversified business of international technology group ANDRITZ.

We are proud of our global projects, our innovative products, our customers who realize great projects and especially proud of our employees who make all that possible. Get to know ANDRITZ customers, people and facts behind our process technologies, equipment, plants and systems.

How can you desalinate more water with less waste?

For Oman‘s largest desalination plant, ANDRITZ has supplied two highly efficient decanter centrifuges for this crucial process.

ANDRITZ Diatec - Single arm robot IVA

Precision and elegance.


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Autonomous automobiles use a variety of techniques to gather data about their surroundings and feed this data to advanced control systems that interpret the inputs and identify appropriate navigation paths. The development of autonomous pulp mills using Metris OPP is following a similar path – and Eldorado Celulose is an early adopter of this technology. The results have had a big economic payback.

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SCA's pulp mill in Östrand
Better and better: ANDRITZ to modernize SCA’s pulp mill in Östrand, Sweden

SCA ’s pulp mill in Östrand, Sweden, has reinvented itself in a mammoth, three-year project. ANDRITZ contributed the advanced technology and extensive know-how for one of the country’s largest industrial investments.

Green storage battery

Lysefjord in southwestern Norway is spectacular: The deep blue inlet extends 42 kilometers inland, framed by rugged cliffs hundreds of meters high. At the end of the fjord, a different kind of gem is ensconced deep in the rock: the new Lysebotn II hydropower station. The Lyse Group produces highly efficient “green energy” here – with effective support from ANDRITZ.

Heap of gold ore
Digital gold

In the largest gold mine in the eastern USA, the ANDRITZ Digital Twin technology is being used to optimize many facets of the gold mining process.

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Changing cultures

Chris Sousa from ANDRITZ met Mike Carroll, Vice President of Innovation of Georgia-Pacific Corporation, one of the world’s leaders in producing paper and tissue for mostly giant industrial customers, talked about the essence and the results of their work together.

Laos - Empire of the sun

Sun Paper Holding Laos started up its 300,000 t/a greenfield pulp mill near the small town of Xepon, Savannakhet Province, Laos, last year after just 20 months from the signing of supplier contracts. ANDRITZ was chosen to supply various key technologies for the project.

Nettingsdorf: World first. Again.

Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorf has been something of a trailblazer through the years. It was one of the first paper mills ever to use a shoe press and one of the first to try out “continuous batch” pulp cooking. And now, they have another world first to report …

Holmen Hallsta: It’s all about customer satisfaction

When integrated Swedish mill Holmen Paper Hallsta wanted to further enhance its book paper production process, it called on ANDRITZ to carry out a rather unique project of utilizing two second-hand twin wire presses, and an existing, pre-used screw press to increase capacity and improve pulp quality for its PM 12.

Hilmer Andersson: Shredding waste into profit

In modern mill and wood processing plants, adding value all along the production chain has become a “must have”. ANDRITZ Universal Shredders provide a vital link in the chain by solving waste wood problems at the same time as turning them into valuable, sellable products.

Foresee digitally with Metris

A portfolio of ANDRITZ digital solutions.

A hidden gem in geotextiles

Manifattura Fontana in Italy recently doubled capacity by installing a state-of-the-art neXline needlepunch line supplied by ANDRITZ.

Metris OPP

Imagine the ability to produce the best product at the lowest cost every hour of the day – that is optimization in a nutshell.

ANDRITZ and Xerium

The perfect fit for future innovation in fabrics and rolls

Metris Performance Center

Experts on demand. The new Metris Performance Center expands service to papermakers around the world by putting an ANDRITZ expert virtually in the mill’s control room whenever needed.

TechNews: The next generation in screening and fractionation

Well-known with over 5,400 pressure screens installed in numerous stock preparation lines worldwide, ANDRITZ presents the latest evolution in screening – the PrimeScreen X. The innovative design of the new screen builds on the successes of the widely valued ModuScreen family, but offers innovative key benefits. The improvements in energy efficiency, screening performance, and maintainability are significant.

TechNews: A-Recovery+ chemical recovery concept

allows mills to see the chemical cycle in a new light.

Key Equipment: HHQ Chipper

ANDRITZ integrates several innovative technologies to increase chipper throughput and wood chip quality.

New tissue forming fabrics

The patented QSB forming fabric design allows producers to improve tissue product quality and machine performance.

Automation: Metris condition monitoring

We are living in a century where digital devices monitor every move and our own mobile devices know everything about us – where we go, what we do, our health status, and much more. The data available on our lives transfers mobile phones into our private assistants and supports us in many endeavors with helpful functions and hints. Industries are being enabled in a similar way to monitor and control all assets and plants and improve performance in an effort to achieve perfection.

Arauco: The start of Arauco’s mapa project

Arauco’s MAPA project in Chile represents not only the most important expansion the company has ever undertaken, it is also currently the only major eucalyptus pulp project taking place in the world. The company operates five mills in Chile, one in Argentina, and has a joint venture in Uruguay, together with Stora Enso.

Laakirchen: „ANDRITZ was the right choice“

On October 28, 2017, Laakirchen Papier AG in Austria celebrated production of its first containerboard reel: a milestone in an ambitious rebuild project that was of great strategic importance for the papermaker and for the main supplier – ANDRITZ. At the beginning of January 2019, more than one year later, PM 10 was running with basis weights of around 100 g/m2 at a speed of 1,300 to 1,330 m/min. CEO Thomas Welt comments, “We have achieved the goals set for speed development.”

Digitalization as a Megatrend

Digitalization is progressing in leaps and bounds: The main reasons for this are technical progress, constant further development of the internet, mobile applications and technologies based on artificial intelligence, and increasing globalization. Technology trends emerging as a result of digitalization, such as IoT (Internet of Things), AI (Artificial Intelligence), data analytics by means of Big Data, and AR (Augmented Reality), not only have a considerable impact on society and the working environment, but also on business operations in industry.

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A day in the life of Simo Pylkkänen

Workplace: ANDRITZ Savonlinna Works Oy, Finland

Position: Managing Director

Turning a shutdown into a pitstop

Just like super-fast pit stops in Grand Prix Formula One racing, ANDRITZ has been concentrating on helping customers to minimize shutdown times, utilizing its Metris OPP platform. The dedicated Metris Planning App is integrated into the platform and is already achieving remarkable results in shutdown efficiencies.


ANDRITZ and OTORIO: a perfect combination for ensuring safe digital growth

Henan Tianbang: Taking Control

Henan Tianbang Group Paper Company takes enormous pride in the quality of its fine paper products that are known and used all over China, as well as being exported around the world. When the company decided to end its dependence on market pulp and produce its own mechanical pulp, ANDRITZ was the first to be called.

HELIOS shines bright at SCA Östrand

The largest engineering projects northern Sweden has ever seen was completed recently with the doubling of capacity at SCA Östrand’s softwood kraft pulp mill. The project – named Helios after the God of the Sun in Greek mythology – is now setting a new global benchmark in high-performance pulp production. ANDRITZ supplied some of the latest key technology to the completely rebuilt mill.

CETI: Working at the cutting edge

Major, definitive research into nonwoven raw materials, applications and production models and methods are all in a day’s work for the European Center for Innovative Textiles (CETI) in France. The latest ANDRITZ state-of-the-art air-through bonding nonwoven technology is right at the heart of the center’s globally renowned research.

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Holmen Braviken Mill: Small steps to big improvements

The Holmen Group’s Braviken Paper Mill, situated in eastern Sweden, has always prided itself on being at the top of its game when it comes to production efficiency and quality of final product. When it needed to further enhance its TMP’s capacity and efficiency – but crucially keep costs to a minimum – ANDRITZ was at hand to provide a tailor-made solution.

ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls – a new force in consumables

Xerium acquisition boosts ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls to full-line supplier.

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Södra Cell Mörrum - Target: Zero fossil fuels

Södra Cell is one of those far-sighted northern European pulp producers that is constantly looking for ways to become fossil-fuel free and to make high-grade products in the most environmentally sound ways possible. ANDRITZ recently aided Södra Cell towards its sustainability target by supplying the latest in evaporation plant technology to its Mörrum mill in southern Sweden.

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UPM Schongau: We need to protect what we have

When Germany introduced new emissions targets, UPM’s Schongau mill stayed ahead of the game.

Performance booster - FIBER GPS™

The shortest route to fiber quality. Innovative GPS navigates shortest route to fiber quality at lowest cost. Like your smartphone's GPS can guide you almost anywhere in the world, the "papermaking GPS" guides you in making the right choices about fiber mix, applied energy, and paper quality. It’s significantly reducing trial and error on your machine and saving time and money.

IDEAS Digital Twin in Process Industries

The improvement in accuracy has made simulation a fundamental predictive and diagnostic tool in process industries.

ANDRITZ & Novimpianti - Mutual respect

More than three decades ago, Pietro Saccomano co-founded Novimpianti, an Italian firm specializing in air systems and reducing energy consumption. Earlier this year, Novimpianti became ANDRITZ Novimpianti, part of the ANDRITZ Paper & Tissue Division. We spoke about the deal with Pietro Saccomano and Klaus Gissing, ANDRITZ Paper & Tissue.

TechNews: A-Recovery+ chemical recovery solution

Allows mills to see the chemical cycle in a shining new light.

Market Trends: PULP TRENDS

“The good times are returning” according to Oliver Lansdell, Director, Hawkins Wright, provider of market intelligence and analytical services to the international pulp, paper, and biomass industries. And it seems the pulp industry, in particular, is enjoying something of a renaissance. There are various reasons for this optimism, including increasing demand for virgin fiber content in tissue and hygiene products, the exciting growth of renewable packaging, and strong demand in niche applications such as wood-based textile fibers and other new markets in the bioeconomy.

Key Equipment: Let your performance grow

The EvoDry Pulp Drying System combines selected areas of development into one drying line.

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A day in the life of Ilkka Poikolainen

Workplace: Metsä Group’s Äänekoski bioproduct mill, Finland; Position: Vice President of the bioproduct mill Metsä Group gave permission to the SPECTRUM editorial team in early October 2018 to share a DAY IN THE LIFE of Ilkka Poikolainen, Vice President of the bioproduct mill in Äänekoski.

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Growing with digitalization

Interview with President and CEO Wolfgang Leitner.

Breaking new ground

The world’s most modern research center for tissue in Graz.

Autonomous operation

The ANDRITZ answer to the digital transformation is: OPP.

Efficiency 4.0

Technology, sustainability, and profitability form a dynamic entity.

More output

The Montrose hydroelectric power plant has been using the Metris DiOMera monitoring system from ANDRITZ since 2016. Tony Nott, Operations Director at Alterra Power, and Operations Engineer Nicholas Adams talk about their experiences and plans.

Fault-free 24/7

voestalpine Automotive Components in Dettingen produces 750,000 parts for the car industry every week. The innovative smartphone app from Schuler – a member of the ANDRITZ GROUP – provides valuable assistance here.

Automation: Enhanced. Embedded. Eco-friendly.

A totally integrated automation solution for tissue producers is on display at the PrimeLine Tissue Innovation and Applications Center in Graz.

Automation MobileApps: Information in the palm of your hand

Mobile capabilities of the Metris Platform can be scaled to the information needs of each customer.

Tiloth station on the Bhagrathi River in the north of India
An Engineering Challenge

Tiloth, India

Performance Booster


How do you clean up 375,000 m3 of contaminated river sediment every year?

Our membrane filter presses helped remediate more than 13 miles of contaminated riverbed in the Lower Fox River in Wisconsin, with each filter press capable of producing 18 tons of filter cake every hour.

Market Trends: MEGATRENDS

They may consist of a group of smaller trends and phenomena. The most important ones are technological development, population growth and urbanization, shifts in economic power, and increasing environmental awareness caused by resource stress and climate change. For the pulp and paper industry, these megatrends emerge as both opportunities and challenges.

Ultra high dispersing: Cleaner stock at the highest level of performance

Due to the contaminants in recycled fiber, dispersion is a key process step. The previous state-of-the-art dispersion operated with an inlet feed consistency of 25-30%.

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More Power from the Saskatchewan

E.B. Campbell, Canada

TechNews: A hollistic approach


The SPECTRUM ROUND TABLE: The fiber revolution

Is the industry ready to replace fossil-fuel-based products?

If a centrifuge works in theory, why make it bulletproof?

Our installed base of more than 55,000 solid/liquid separation solutions and systems means we take service extremely seriously. We work closely with all of our customers to ensure a lifetime of efficiency and reliability.

Decision support wall: Going live

Videowall technology for pulp mills.

Fibria: One team - one goal

It sits like a gleaming city surrounded by a sea of green. Fibria’s Três Lagoas pulp mill is now one of the world’s largest pulp making facilities. With the new Horizonte 2 line starting up at the mill in August 2017, the company is on target to produce over 7.25 million tonnes a year of top quality, prime eucalyptus pulp.

PrimeLine TIAC - Tissue Innovation and Application Center

Opening up a world of possibilities in tissue

OKI: All set to take on the world

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has often made it abundantly clear that its ambition is to be the No.1 supplier of pulp and paper around the world. The company’s last 2.8 million tonnes a year development, OKI, is a signal that those ambitions remain firmly in place. ANDRITZ technology is right at the center of the greenfield mill development in the province of South Sumatra, Indonesia.

Can a chemical filtering technology really help feed a nation of 252,000,000 people?

Are you looking to boost output for growing markets? Need to lower operating costs with an automation system that’s ahead of the curve? How can you ensure your next product innovation is error-free? And how will you guarantee 24/7 production?

A day in the life of Frederik Rosén

With a background in both physics and business administration, Rosén works for RISE in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm. RISE is a research and development institute with a dedicated Bioeconomy Division focused on pioneering developments for the forest products industry.

Sun Paper: Helping to save the planet piece by piece

Sun Paper’s Honghe mill, based in Shandong Province, China, needed a tailor-made handling system to process rejects from two OCC production lines feeding its PM 31 and PM 32 paper machines. ANDRITZ successfully delivered one system in 2016 which has been quickly followed by a second.

Chitianhua: Bamboo tigers

Taison Group’s Twin PrimeLineSTs

Bhadrachalam: Declaration of Independence

Indian packaging and paperboard giant, ITC Paperboard & Specialty Papers, is well on its way to achieving the challenging ambition of becoming 100% self-sufficient in local wood and fiber supply for its Bhadrachalam Mill in the state of Telangana, Southern India.

ANDRITZ Paperchine

Key to expansion in North America

Small and Mini Hydro

Highlights worldwide

Automation: Metris Augmented Reality Glasses

Foresee digitally – enhanced potential for interactive operation and maintenance

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Global Trends in DISSOLVING PULP

According to Rod Young, RISI’s Chief Economic Advisor, the turnaround of dissolving pulp supply and demand over the last decade has been nothing short of amazing

Vorstand der ANDRITZ HYDRO - Wolfgang Semper und Harald Heber

State-of-the-art technology for fish-friendly design and Mini-Grid solutions are the main topics of ths HYDRO News issue.

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Latest News

Short news about different water power projects around the world

TechTalk - New technologies: Lignin Removal

New technologies for Lignin Recovery and sulfuric acid production in a kraft pulp mill

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Fish-friendly designs by ANDRITZ HYDRO

Hydroelectric power plant Dnipro 1, Ukraine
In the Flow of History

Dnipro I, Ukraine

Skyline of Atalanta
Water for Atlanta

Atlanta, USA

A Three Nations Project

Rusumo Falls, Burundi / Rwanda / Tanzania

Laakirchen: Ready for the future

A rebuild for premium production

Rock island hydropower plant at night
Connecting History with Future

Rock Island, USA

New project hydroelectric installation Nam Na 1, Vietnam
30 MW for Vietnam

Nam Na 1, Vietnam

The Big Difference

Fish-friendly designs by ANDRITZ HYDRO

Sun rising in Angola, Africa
Renewable Energy for Angola

Lauca, Angola

Hydropower installation Pimental in Brazil
Done within 364 Days

Pimental, Brazil

Eldorado Celulose - Self-driving mill?

There is a lot of news available about Google, Uber, and the automobile manufacturers’ efforts to develop autonomous automobiles (i.e., unattended and self-driving vehicles capable of sensing their environment and navigating without human input).

Powerhouse with spare runner in the Sogamoso installation in Colombia
Providing about 8%

Sogamoso, Colombia

What does it take to upgrade a centuries-old winemaking tradition to get 20% more yield?

With more than 100 years’ experience in the food industry, serving everyone from multinationals to smaller family operations, we can promise you one thing: your goals come first.

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Three Million Households

Xayaburi, Lao PDR

Key Equipment: Enhanced services for ANDRITZ DD-Washers

With installations in 24 countries, the DD-Washer is clearly preferred for fiberline washing applications. To support this installed base, ANDRITZ has developed a full range of monitoring, diagnostic, and support services to reduce lifecycle costs and keep availability high.

Skyline of Ottawa, Canada
Bringing Hydro to the Heart of the City

Interview with Franz Kropp about Chaudière Falls

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From Darkness into the Light

Mini Grid Solution


Getting to the heart of industry matters

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Big in Vietnam

Yen Nghia, Vietnam

Powerhouse of Innertkirchen, Siwtzerland
Innertkirchen 3, Switzerland

More power for Grimselstrom

Compact turbine scheme
Luachimo, Angola

New Compact turbines for more power

Namgang, South Korea
Namgang, South Korea

Output increase of about 20%

Carhuac, Peru

Minimizing environmental impact

Event Highlights

Compact Workshop (Pakistan), Hydro Vision International and AFRICA 2017

A 3D simulation of the hdropower plant Graz-Puntigam on the Mur River in Austria
Saving 60,000 tons

Graz Puntigam, Austria

Customer Days

Over recent years ANDRITZ HYDRO has launched Customer Day events in various countries with great success.

ANDRITZ Group headquarter, Graz, Austria
Pumps Magazine
ANDRITZ Hydro Management - Wolfgang Semper, Harald Heber

New opportunities for pumped storage, development of the global hydropower market

Hydropower project Abdelmoumen, Morocco
Key Investment for Renewable Energy

Abdelmoumen, Morocco

Hydropower project Alto Tamega, Portugal
The Largest in History

Alto Tâmega, Portugal

Repairs on the power station Callahuanca in Peru
Bring Back to Life

Callahuanca, Peru

Water is a scarce commodity
A Scarce Commodity

Kaleshwaram, India

A new System for a known Phenomenon

Auto-oscillation protection by ANDRITZ Hydro

View of Fengning, China
Balancing Technology

Fengning 2, China

Pumped Storage for the Future

What is the future role of pumped storage and how can this technology contribute to sustainable development goals?

Pumped Storage in Australia

On the road to a 100% renewable electricity future

Dam of the Hongin-Léman pump storage power plant in Switzerland
Significant Energy Development

Hongrin-Léman, Switzerland

Indian Temple
Strengthening Market Ties

Location India

How do you more than double your starch production with 85% fewer dewatering centrifuges?

We helped one of the world’s largest starch producers improve productivity from 400 to 1,000 tons per day of commercial dry starch with three fully automated Krauss-Maffei peeler centrifuges.

Riikinvoima: If you go down to the woods today ...

The classic children’s nursery rhyme continues … “you’ll be in for a big surprise”.

Power plant Whakamura in New Zealand
Upgrading Power

Whakamaru, New Zealand

Peak Power 1,300 MW

Vianden, Luxembourg

A week in the life of George Reynolds, ANDRITZ

After starting out in the fiberglass industry in 1984, George Reynolds joined ANDRITZ North America in 2005 as an Account Manager specifically focusing on stock preparation and recycled fiber mill customers on the West Coast.

Success - Perseverance Pays

Teesta Stage III, India

Energy into the Jungle

Mwadingusha, DR Congo

100 % Redundancy

Paraiso, Guaca, Betania - Colombia

River landscape in Bolivia
Boosting Bolivia's Goal

San José 1 and 2, Bolivia

Producing more Clean Energy

Vrangfoss, Norway

How do you transform a desert coal mine into an award-winning oasis?

Need to boost ore throughput? Improve your separation of precious minerals? Whatever your mineral processing needs, we help you reduce operating costs and improve quality Think of us as the solid/liquid separation experts.

In total 550 MVA

Lower Kaleköy, Turkey

Sea transport of the turbines
The Next Generation

Meygen, Scotland

Harnessing the Power of Tides

Swansea Bay, Wales

Small & Mini Hydro

Highlights worldwide

Extension of the pumped storage plant Hongrin Léman in Switzerland
30 GWh into the Grid

Hongrin Lémans Extension, Switzerland

Storåselva, Norway

On track

Montes del Plata: Metris cloud engineering

Saves time and money

Traunleiten, Austria

Bulb turbines for more power

Barrinha, Brazil

First Mini Compact for Brazil

HPP Llys Y Fran in Wales
Llys Y Fran, Wales - United Kingdom

Order execution in a record speed

Landscape in Nepal
Kalanga Project Cluster, Nepal

Energizing the Himalayas

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Fairs and Exhibitions

A new experience

Paul Unmuth
On / off - The Interactive Exhibition all about the Power Grid

ANDRITZ Hydro is sponsoring a ten year exhibition at the "technisches museum wien"

What does it take to secure a safe, affordable water supply for future generations?

Our ANDRITZ C-Press helped upgrade one outdated potable water treatment plant to treat more than 2,500 m3 of potable water per day, with minimal sludge production, low maintenance, and full remote monitoring.

Pure medical grade bicarbonate? Or 100,000 tones for food production?

We supplied dewatering and drying equipment for one of the world’s largest production lines for sodium bicarbonate, with an annual capacity of 100,000 tones and 15% less energy consumption than conventional technologies.

How can a city’s wastewater plant produce over 10% more energy with fewer polymers?

RheoScan, our automated optical polymer measurement and dosage system, helped one wastewater plant to achieve 34% lower polymer consumption in the belt thickener alone, and more than 10% increase in annual biogas production.

Panorama view of the hydropower plant Chenaux GS, Canada
Automation at its Best

Chenaux GS, Canada

How do you dewater more ore with less impact?

The PMC magnetite dewatering plant lies just outside one of the world’s most biodiverse national parks. But excessive pond usage had resulted in oversaturation, 20% longer drying times, and increased environmental risks.

Can a clarifier give you the freedom and flavor to elevate the craft in your beer?

Our uniquely efficient and easy-to-use craft beer clarifier skid makes it possible to create the world’s finest beers with half the operation time, better beer quality, and up to 15% increased yield?

2,400,000 m3. Every day. How can you handle the world’s toughest wastewater challenges?

Challenging municipal budgets. Water shortages. A need for renewable energy. Today, there’s simply no room for waste. Getting the most efficient separation is essential not just to profitability but ensuring sustainable growth.

One of Europe’s largest wastewater plants handles 2 million challenges a day. What are yours?

Challenging municipal budgets. Water shortages. A need for renewable energy. Today, there’s simply no room for waste. Getting the most efficient separation is essential not just to profitability but ensuring sustainable growth.

How do you satisfy over 100 million connoisseurs with the taste and texture they demand?

Need to boost ore throughput? Improve your separation of precious minerals? Whatever your mineral processing needs, we help you reduce operating costs and improve quality Think of us as the solid/liquid separation experts.

Äänekoski: A mill for the 21st century

Metsä Group’s Äänekoski bioproduct mill has been the talk of the global pulp and paper industry for some time now with its outstanding environmental efficiencies and ambitions for new products derived from wood. Starting up in August 2017, ANDRITZ supplied crucial technology to help make the Äänekoski bioproduct mill a showcase production site for the 21st Century.

Customer Days 2017

Foshan - Hanoi - Kathmandu