Austria-headed international technology group Andritz AG has announced that it has received an order from Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill, a member of the Segezha Group (part of PJSC Sistema), to supply stock preparation equipment for its mill in Segezha, Republic of Karelia, Russia.
According to a statement, the new system will feature a capacity of 350 bdmt/d and process bleached market pulp bales to produce a new final product – white high-porosity sack paper.
The scope of supply, the value of which has not been disclosed, comprises the bale feeding line with a manual dewiring station, an Andritz FibreSolve FSV pulper for efficient slushing, a ModuScreen CP protection screen, as well as the complete control and electrification system.
Start-up is scheduled for the beginning of 2021. With the start-up of the new line, the Segezha Group will be the first producer of high-porosity sack paper in Russia. The entire production volume will be supplied to the company’s own converting facilities.