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ANDRITZ to deliver biomass boiler for Iggesund Paperboard, UK


International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Holmen AB’s subsidiary Iggesund Paperboard Ltd. to deliver a biomass boiler island for Iggesund Paperboard (Workington) Ltd. in Cumbria, United Kingdom. Commissioning and start-up of the boiler are scheduled for April 2013.

According to Holmen, the new biofuel boiler will substantially reduce energy costs and boost the paperboard mill’s competitiveness. The boiler will burn wood-based fuels (wood, sawmill chips, bark, and sawdust) and generate steam at the rate of 195 t/h. ANDRITZ’s scope of supply includes the boiler island as well as erection work and commissioning. The boiler’s design is based on ANDRITZ’s well-proven Bubbling Fluidized Bed (BFB) technology combining high fuel efficiency with excellent environmental performance.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 14,700 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 120 production sites, 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), 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.