Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 September 2010 -- Honeywell has been selected to design the automation system that will control a new pulping line for one of Russia’s largest paper producers. The system will control the new chemical regeneration unit at Mondi Syktyvkar’s uncoated fine paper plant, an integrated paper mill producing office and offset printing papers, white top papers used for corrugated packaging products and newsprint papers.
The chemical regeneration unit includes a new wood yard, white liquor plant, soda recovery boiler, evaporation plant, and two new cooling towers. The unit will provide additional pulp that will help increase the overall capacity of Mondi Syktyvkar’s paper machines.
"This new chemical regeneration plant will play a crucial role in the growth of our company as it reduces our reliance on pulp produced by third parties and so will make us more self sufficient," said Gerhard Kornfeld, managing director Mondi Syktyvkar.
Mondi Syktyvkar will produce 1 million tons of paper and board per year using wood supplied from its own logging companies.
"This system will help Mondi Syktyvkar advance its position as one of the premiere paper and board producers in Russia, so reliable and efficient operations are critically important," said Alexander Rodionov, sales manager for Russia, Honeywell Process Solutions.