HEAD Engineering awarded EPCm contract for Crude Tall Oil plant at SCA Östrand Pulp Mill

HEAD Engineering – a world leader in black liquor soap related process solutions within the pulp and paper industry – has received an order for engineering, main equipment supply, Installation and commissioning of a continuous crude tall oil production plant as part of SCA’s expansion project for the Östrand pulp mill. The plant has a scheduled startupdate for late 2017, while the expanded pulp mill will come on stream in June 2018.

Swedish Energy Agency supports industrial trials for new black liquor technology by HEAD Engineering AB.

The Swedish Energy Agency has granted 3,44MSEK (400k) through its R&D and innovation in the energy sector program to HEAD Engineering for industrial trials of its black liquor clarification and black liquor soap concentration technology, PINOLA BLiSS. The technology provides sulfate (kraft) pulp mills with increased plant efficiencies in the mills chemical recovery loop which directly results in energy savings in the evaporators and recovery boiler as well as increasing their crude tall oil production, a valuable renewable resource used as a fuel oil, feedstock for advanced renewable fuels and natural pine based chemicals.