Graz, Austria, 16 November 2009 -- International technology Group Andritz will supply and install a high energy recovery boiler and an evaporation plant for CMPC’s pulp mill in Laja, Chile. The order also includes the complete instrumentation, control system, and electrification for the processes delivered. The total value of this order is approximately EUR 100 million. Start-up is scheduled for early 2012.
The new high energy recovery boiler supplied by Andritz Pulp & Paper will have a capacity of 2500 tons dry solids/day and will maximize the production of green electricity and steam for CMPC’s Laja pulp mill. The high dry solids evaporation plant (560 tons/hour), which is designed to produce clean condensates, will fully recycle these condensates back to the mill processes, and lower the mill’s water consumption.
This order is part of an energy efficiency investment by CMPC to make the Laja pulp mill self-sufficient in green energy and allowing for a long-term production of 460,000 air-dried tons/year. In addition, this investment will lower the mill’s air and effluent emissions.
The Andritz Group is a global market leader for customized plants, process technologies, and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other industries (solid/liquid separation, feed, and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 13,200 employees worldwide. Andritz operates over 150 production sites, service, and sales companies around the world. The Pulp & Paper business area is a global leader in the supply of systems, equipment, engineered wear products, and services for the production of all types of pulp (chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, recycled fiber pulp) paper, board, tissue, fiber-board (medium-density fiber board), nonwovens, and biomass boilers for power production. The business area provides customized basic and detailed engineering, procurement, manufacturing, equipment erection and supervision, training, and start-up services and EPC deliveries.