Norske Skog Skogn chooses ANDRITZ for a tailor-made mechanical pulping solution


International technology group ANDRITZ received an order from Norske Skog Skogn to supply a thermomechanical pulping (TMP) line for its newsprint mill in Levanger, Norway.

The ANDRITZ solution combines secondhand and new equipment to provide a customized package that precisely fits the local conditions.

The new line will allow Norske Skog Skogn to change its raw material mix and thus reduce variable costs and the environmental impact of its operations, in particular NOx emissions, fossil CO2 emissions, and landfilled waste.

“With this investment, we are taking an important step in securing Norske Skog Skogn’s long-term competitiveness, and we will further improve our environmental performance,” says Managing Director Håvard Busklein at Norske Skog Skogn AS. “We wanted a solution that would make the best possible use of the available space and existing equipment. The ANDRITZ team offered us a smartly engineered solution that precisely meets our needs.”

The new line will have the capacity to produce 100,000 tons of thermomechanical pulp per year and is scheduled to start operating in the first half of 2024. Various used machines will be refurbished and upgraded and combined with new equipment.

The scope of supply includes:

  • a new LC refiner, type TF58
  • refurbishment of the pre-treatment equipment
  • a secondhand first stage refiner, type RGP76CD-A, with ANDRITZ control system
  • refurbishment of secondary stage refiner, type RGP65

Norske Skog is a world leading producer of publication paper with strong market positions and customer relations in Europe and Australasia. Norske Skog aims to further diversify its operations and continue its growth through a range of energy and bio product development projects. The Group is headquartered in Norway and has approximately 2,100 employees.

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro and Separation. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 29,700 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation.

The product portfolio also includes boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, and panelboard (MDF) production systems. With waste-to-value recycling, shredding and energy solutions, waste and by-product streams from production are converted into valuable secondary raw materials as well as into sustainable resources for energy generation. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

Norske Skog Skogn, Levanger Norway

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