Andritz to convert former groundwood reject system to TMP line at JSC Volga in Russia
International technology Group Andritz has received an order from JSC Volga in Balakhna, Nizhnij Novgorod region, Russia, to rebuild the existing groundwood reject line into a TMP (thermo-mechanical pulping) line. Start-up is scheduled for the 3Q 2019.
The new 180 bdmt/d TMP line will process spruce as raw material to feed existing paper machines. In order to increase the capacity of newspaper production significantly, Andritz will rearrange the existing parallel layout of high-consistency (HC) refiners to a two-stage HC refining set-up and install a new chip washing and HC refiner feeding system with a new plug screw feeder and an Andritz DiscFilter.
The project also comprises modernisation of the existing screening and low-consistency refining system and includes the complete automation and electrification equipment with DCS system. Engineering, training, advisory services for mechanical installation work, commissioning, and start-up are also part of the scope.
JSC Volga is one of the largest Russian newsprint producers and uses 100 per cent TMP as furnish.
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, board, and tissue.