Graz, Austria 02 April 2014 -- International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from UPM to deliver a complete new pulp drying line and to upgrade the cooking and brown stock handling of fiberline 3 at the UPM Kymi pulp mill in Kouvola, Finland.
ANDRITZ’s scope of supply comprises:
- complete pulp drying line with screening plant, TwinWireFormer pulp machine, airborne dryer, cutter-layboy, and bale finishing systems, including mechanical erection.
- modifications of cooking and brown stock handling, including a new multi-stage DD Washer to enhance brown stock washing in fiberline 3.
The pulp machine will be based on ANDRITZ’s well proven TwinWireFormer technology, which is suited for processing both, Nordic hardwood and softwood, in one machine. The pulp drying line enables a high specific throughput at reliable operation, which is a main feature of the ANDRITZ TwinWireFormer concept.
With this investment, UPM Kymi mill’s annual pulp production capacity will increase by 170,000 tons, up to 700,000 tons of bleached northern softwood and birch pulp. The investment forms a significant part of UPM’s target to reach a 10% increase in its 3.3 million ton pulp capacity over the next three years.
The ANDRITZ GROUP
The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,700 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world. The ANDRITZ GROUP ranks among the global market leaders in all four of its business areas. One of the Group’s overall strategic goals is to strengthen and extend this position. At the same time, the company aims to secure the continuation of profitable growth in the long term.
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of equipment, systems, and services for the production and processing of all types of pulps, paper, tissue, and board. The technologies cover processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper, production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers, recovery and reuse of chemicals, preparation of paper machine furnish, production of paper, tissue, and board, calendering and coating of paper, as well as treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service range includes modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, service and maintenance, as well as machine transfer and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, gasification plants for energy production, flue gas cleaning plants, production equipment for biofuel (second generation) and biomass pelleting, biomass torrefaction, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, plastic films, and panelboards (MDF), and recycling plants are also allocated to the business area.
UPM Kymi is a modern and environmentally efficient mill integrate producing pulp, paper and energy. Kymi produces bleached softwood and hardwood kraft pulp as well as coated and uncoated fine paper. UPM Kymi employs about 600 people and is located in South East Finland in Kouvola.
UPM Pulp is one of the world’s leading producers of northern softwood, birch and eucalyptus pulp supplying global customers mainly in the growing end use segments such as tissue, speciality papers and board through its own sales and technical service network close to customers. UPM Pulp operates four modern pulp mills, three in Finland and one in Uruguay, as well as eucalyptus plantations in Uruguay. UPM Pulp employs approximately 1,500 people and has an annual pulp production capacity of 3.3 million tonnes. Pulp Business is part of the UPM Biorefining Business Area. www.upm.com/pulp
Through the integration of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. UPM products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. The Group serves customers worldwide, employs around 21,000 people and its annual sales are approximately € 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM – The Biofore Company – www.upm.com