Parenco B.V. has contracted with Voith to deliver the comprehensive rebuild of its stock preparation and PM 2, as well as the facility renovation at Renkum, Netherlands. The project has a completion date of August 2016. The contract followed a 10 month pre-engineering project. Having been idle for several years, Renkum PM 2 will be transformed from a newsprint machine to a modern packaging production line. This will enable Parenco to enter the market with Voith as technical partner.
The complex, turn-key scope of work includes a new stock preparation with the rebuild and upgrade of existing equipment. The project will utilize the existing TMP and Deinking plant buildings.
Voith will provide a rebuild of the recycled fiber plant and the Wet End Process. The paper machine will be equipped with a new two-layer headbox, NipcoFlex shoe press, SpeedFlow sizing unit and after dryer section. The Process Line Package includes all auxiliaries, electrics, DCS, starch preparation, pumps and piping, automation control system and engineering. Besides civil works and all erection, training and start-up services will be carried out by Voith.
Once completed, the project will increase the mill's capacity by approximately 385,000 t/a, with production focused on testliner and medium grades. The conversion from newspaper to packaging grades will help to position Parenco as a highly competitive supplier in the packaging market, and broadens Parenco’s paper making activities.