ANDRITZ has signed deal with Metsä Fibre to deliver key production technologies for a new bio-product pulp mill with an annual capacity of 1.3 million tons of pulp in Äänekoski, Finland.
The new mill will be a next-generation bio-product pulp mill which can convert wood raw material into bio-materials and bio-energy in addition to high-quality pulp. It will not use any fossil-based fuels as all of the energy required will be generated from wood. The erection of the new mill is the largest investment in the Finnish forest industry ever.
Start-up of the planned mill is scheduled for August 2017.
ANDRITZ’s scope of supplies includes:
A complete Wood Processing Plant with three debarking and chipping lines, three stacker-reclaimer chip handling systems, and bark handling.
A softwood and hardwood fiberline comprising a chip feeding system, a two-vessel continuous cooking plant, a new evaporation system for liquor extraction, and seven DD (Drum Displacer) washers for brownstock washing and bleaching.
The world’s most energy-efficient black liquor evaporation plant with the highest capacity in Europe (1,650 tons/hour).
A recausticizing plant, which will be the largest in Europe (white liquor production of 16,000 m3/day), with two centrifuges for dregs, slaker-classifier, white liquor disc filter, and lime mud disc filter.
|Estimated Cost||€ 100 million|
|Mill Start-up||August 2017|
|Contract Signed With||Metsä Fibre|