Glennon Brothers' sawmill Adam Wilson has invested in a new timber kiln from Valutec. The equipment to be delivered will be one of the first modern continuous kilns in the British Isles, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
The mill is located in Troon, Ayrshire. The Irish sawmill group Glennon Brothers purchased the sawmill three years ago and initiated an overhaul of the kilns.
The kiln is an OTC continuous kiln and has a capacity of approximately 50,000 cubic metres per year. It is equipped with a heat recovery system, pressure frames and Valutec’s Valmatics control system. It will be used to dry boards and planks to a target moisture content of 20%.
“The capacity of sawmills is increasing and continuous kilns are often a sensible choice for medium-sized and large sawmills, thanks to their high capacity and good operating economy,” says Jon Lindberg, Sales Manager at Valutec.
Annual production in the UK is 3.8 million cubic metres of sawn lumber, compared with 2.5 million in Norway and 18 million in Sweden.