Andritz starts up production technologies for Metsä Group’s new bioproduct pulp mill in Finland

Andritz has successfully completed start-up of the key production technologies for Metsä Group’s new bioproduct pulp mill with an annual capacity of 1.3°million tons of pulp in Äänekoski, Finland. All Andritz processes were started up successfully according to the agreed schedules.

The core equipment supplied by Andritz originates mainly from Finland, with a significant part being fabricated at the Andritz workshop in Savonlinna.

With the installation and smooth start-up of the equipment supplied, Andritz once again demonstrated its outstanding technological capabilities. Andritz supplied the following equipment to Metsä Group’s bioproduct pulp mill:

•    a wood processing plant, including three debarking and chipping lines, with the highest capacity in the world (pine/spruce/birch: 470/350/270 m3 solid-over-bark per hour)
•    a flexible softwood/hardwood fiberline with the highest softwood capacity in the world (3,900 tons per day)
•    the world’s most energy-efficient black liquor evaporation with the highest capacity in Europe (1,650°tons/hour)
•    the largest recausticizing plant in Europe (white liquor production of 16,000 m3/day)

With this major delivery, Andritz is once more strengthening its position as one of the world’s leading suppliers of key equipment for pulp mills.

“Andritz is our long-term co-operation partner with whom we have developed our mills consistently. In the bioproduct mill project we have used an open-book project model, which has created good prerequisites for co-operation useful to both partners. The result is a world-class mill, which was built on time and on budget”, says Timo Merikallio, Project Director, from Metsä Group.



rkj / 08/18/2017

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