Valmet has announced it will supply an evaporation plant to Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper mill in Novodvinsk, Russia. The delivery will be part of the execution of the second stage of the mill`s priority investment project Reconstruction of Board Production.
Finland-headed energy and forest industry technology major Valmet has announced it will supply an evaporation plant to Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper mill in Novodvinsk, Russia. The delivery will be part of the execution of the second stage of the mill`s priority investment project Reconstruction of Board Production.
Although undisclosed, Valmet says that the value of an order of this type is typically valued around EUR 40 million.
– The new evaporation plant construction, as well as other projects within the scope of the priority investment project, will be performed in order to optimize existing technologies and implement best available technologies (BAT) to reduce the formation of pollutants in the process cycle. As a result of long-term close and fruitful cooperation between the two companies’ experts, all possible options were considered, and an optimal process concept was developed taking into account specific operating conditions with different liquors, possible difficulties, and risks, and allowing flexible and uninterrupted process flow, said Dmitry Zylev, General Director, Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill in a statement.
Double evaporation trains
According to the statement, the delivery will include two new evaporation trains for liquors from kraft pulp cooking and semi-chemical pulp cooking processes, systems for collection, handling and combustion of gases and a new automation system to control the processes. The start-up of the new plant is scheduled for 2019.
The new evaporation plant will enable the evaporation of waste red and black liquors based on their formation rate at the maximum capacity of semi-chemical and kraft pulp cooking plants of the board production to provide two board machines with the raw material after their reconstruction.
– The combustion plant for gases generated in the production process will completely eliminate the emissions from the new evaporation plant and semi-chemical pulping, said Sami Kervinen, Senior Sales Manager, Energy Sales and Services, EMEA, Valmet.
About Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill
Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill is one of the leading wood chemical mills in Europe with Pulp Mill Holding GmbH as the main shareholder. The company is one of the largest containerboard manufacturers and specializes in the production of bleached sulfate pulp, board including uniliners, different paper grades, and copy-books.