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

Posted August 17, 2017
International technology Group 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, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.

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

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).

Andritz Pulp & Paper is a leading global supplier of complete plants, systems, equipment, and comprehensive services for the production and processing of all types of pulp, paper, tissue, and cardboard.



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