ANDRITZ successfully starts up the rebuilt board machine at Iggesund Paperboard mill, England

International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed the board maschine rebuilt at the Iggesund mill in Workington, England. The new, state-of-the-art press section delivered by ANDRITZ will increase the production capacity by 20,000 tons, reaching 220,000 tons per year, and will further enhance the product quality and runability of the board machine at the same time. Energy consumption has also been reduced by almost 10 percent.

ANDRITZ has delivered a turnkey solution including basic and detailed engineering – a complete new press section with three presses: a jumbo press (LNP) with large-diameter rolls, a PrimePress X shoe press in the second nip, as well as a smoothing press. The new PrimeFeeder for ropeless tail threading from press section to dryer section is a state-of-the-art vacuum tail threading system that reduces the threading time and makes the threading process safer for the operators due to its remote control function.

The scope of supply also comprised a new FibreSolve FSU under-the-machine pulper, field instrumentation, PrimeControl machine control systems, multi-motor drive integration into the existing drive system for 13 motors, the motor control center (MCC), electrification, and new wire section drives and press section drives. Full erection services, including supervision, commissioning, start-up, and optimization after start-up, were also performed by ANDRITZ.

“Looking back, this was a super job by both our own staff and the contractors involved,” says Ulf Löfgren, Managing Director of the Workington mill. “They worked day and night to give us the best possible results.”

“We are very pleased that we have been able to complete this important project for Iggesund Paperboard to the full satisfaction of our customer. The very good cooperation between Iggesund and ANDRITZ made it a big success. We are very proud of this project,” says Roland Scheiflinger, Vice President Paper and Board at ANDRITZ.

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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. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 24,500 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of equipment, systems, and 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 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, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboards (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also allocated to the business area.


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ANDRITZ has successfully installed and started up the new press section at Iggesund Paperboardʼs Workington mill, England.

ANDRITZ has successfully installed and started up the new press section at Iggesund Paperboardʼs Workington mill, England.

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