Graz, Austia, 20 May 2009 -- International technology Group Andritz received an order from Obeikan Paper Industries Co., Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for the supply of stock preparation equipment. The equipment will improve the stock quality for the top and filler layer of a board machine, increase the capacity of the pulping system for the filler layer, and improve overall runnability by removing impurities from converting broke.
Additionally, the bleached kraft pulping system is being adapted for slushing of preconsumer liquid packaging board (LPB), which is readily available from the nearby group-owned plant. The order to Andritz covers equipment delivery, site installation supervision, start-up, and training. The start-up is scheduled for February 2010.
The scope of supply includes a medium consistency slot screening system for the sorted office paper line; a pulper impeller, reject dilution of existing first cleaner stage, and new second and third cleaner stages; a protection screen for the converting broke line; and a pulper impeller, trash pump, screening drum, and a coarse screening system for the LPB line.
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 13,600 employees worldwide. Andritz operates more than 150 production sites, service, and sales companies around the world.