Ilim Completes RUB 40 Million Boiler Upgrade at Ust-Ilimsk Mill

The Ust-Ilimsk pulp mill has the capacity to produce 630,000 tons of market pulp per year.

Dec. 12, 2012 - Russian pulp and paper producer Ilim Group said that it has completed a RUB 40 million upgrade to the Ust-Ilimsk mill's first bark boiler in the mill's PPP boiler turbine shop.

According to Ilim, new equipment was installed and existing equipment was repaired, which included a new horizontal air heater to help to improve the quality of cleaning of boiler heating surfaces.

In a statement Ilim said, "The upgrade of the boiler will allow to increase steam production and capacity of the turbines. Improved design of the boiler will also ensure a thorough removal of stones, sand, and dirt from bark waste and thus reduce equipment downtime related to cleaning."

The Ust-Ilimsk mill produces bleached softwood kraft pulp, unbleached sheet pulp, unbleached pressed pulp, wood chemicals and biochemical products. The mill has a production capacity of 630,000 tons of market pulp per year.

SOURCE: Ilim Group