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ANDRITZ to Upgrade Screw Presses at Metsä Board's Kaskinen Pulp Mill in Finland

Andritz screw press ANDRITZ will upgrade two pulp screw presses so that they can be utilized as bleach presses in parallel with two existing ANDRITZ twin wire presses.

Nov. 15, 2018 - ANDRITZ said that it has received an order from Metsä Board to upgrade two screw presses at its Kaskinen pulp mill in Finland.

Metsä Board Kaskinen mill produces bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp (BCTMP). The mill is located in Kaskinen on the west coast of Finland. The mill has a production capacity of 340,000 tonnes per year.

ANDRITZ explained that it will upgrade two pulp screw presses so that they can be utilized as bleach presses in parallel with two existing ANDRITZ twin wire presses. The upgraded screw presses will ensure the availability of the BCTMP line even during maintenance work.

The scope of supply includes:

  • New screw shafts equipped with modern wear protection (wear shoes and body plates)
  • New low-pressure and medium-pressure screen baskets in split design; with exchangeable, grooved screen plates
  • New headboxes
  • Relocation of the screw presses, including erection work and assembly with new components
  • Start-up support

Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.

Andritz is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. To learn more, please visit: www.andritz.com

SOURCE: ANDRITZ