Austria-headed international technology group major Andritz AG has announced that it has received an order from Guangxi Sun Paper Co. Ltd., part of the Sun Paper Group, to supply two tissue machines for its new mill in Beihai City, Guangxi Province, China and with start-up scheduled during 2021.
In July 2019, Sun Paper Group established a wholly-owned subsidiary – Guangxi Sun Paper – to build an integrated pulp and paper mill in Beihai. For this greenfield mill project, Andritz was awarded the supply of pulp dewatering and white liquor plant technologies, key process equipment, and a chemi-thermomechanical pulping system in June 2020.
Being constructed in two phases over approximately five years, the new mill in Beihai will eventually have a total pulp and paper capacity of 3.5 million tonnes annually
The Andritz tissue machines are of the type PrimeLineTM W 2000, with a design speed of 2 000 m/min and a working width of 5.65 m. They are equipped with a large suction press roll, an 18 ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee with head insulation, and a re-evaporation system, thus enabling energy savings.
The scope of supply for this order, the value of which has not been disclosed, also includes FibreSolve FSV pulpers, the paper machine approach flow systems, broke handling and fiber recovery, and automation systems (QCS, DCS).
According to Andritz, the present order underlines the strong partnership that the company has in tissue with Sun Paper. For the production site in Shandong Province, Andritz has already delivered two tissue production lines with tissue machines, stock preparation, and automation that have been in operation since 2014 and 2015, respectively.
This latest order “once again confirms Andritz’s strong market position” as one of the leading suppliers of machines and systems to the Chinese tissue industry and its expertise specifically in wide tissue machines and resource-saving components like steel Yankees.