Graz, Austria, 02 June 2010 -- International technology Group Andritz has been awarded an order by Holmen AB’s subsidiary Iggesund Paperboard to supply a 2400 tons/day High Energy Recovery Boiler (HERB) to the Iggesund mill in Sweden.
In terms of its power-to-heat ratio, the new boiler will be the most efficient recovery boiler in the world. Start-up of the boiler will be in the second quarter of 2012.
The new boiler will increase Iggesund’s electricity production from 210 to 520 GWh/a. The investment is part of an energy efficiency program to make the Iggesund mill energy self-sufficient. The investment will enable the mill to operate without using fossil fuels.
Andritz Pulp & Paper’s delivery also includes process and building instrumentation and electrification for the boiler, process control systems for the boiler island, and process simulator and process control solutions.
The Andritz Group
The Andritz Group is a globally leading supplier of plants and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed, and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 13,400 employees worldwide. Andritz operates more than 120 production sites, service centers, and sales companies around the world.
Andritz Pulp & Paper
Andritz Pulp & Paper is a leading global supplier of turnkey systems and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, tissue paper, board, fiber-board (MDF), and nonwovens, as well as of biomass boilers and gasifiers for energy production. The technologies available are used for the processing of logs and annual fibers, the production of chemical and mechanical pulps and recycled paper fibers, recovery and reuse of chemicals, generation of energy from biomass, preparation of paper machine furnish from virgin or recycled fibers, production of paper, tissue paper and board, calendering and coating of paper, and the handling of reject materials and sludges. Services include complete mill maintenance, equipment upgrades and rebuilds, engineered wear products, and spare parts.
Holmen is a forest products group manufacturing and selling printing paper, paperboard, and sawn timber. The Group also owns forest and power assets. Net turnover in 2009 amounted to nearly SEK 18.1 billion. The company employs about 4600 persons. Iggesund Paperboard is owner and manufacturer of Invercote and Incada, two of the leading brands in the very top quality segment of paperboard.