Andritz to convert former groundwood reject system to TMP line at JSC Volga, Russia

Graz, Austria-based Andritz has received an order from JSC Volga in Balakhna, Nizhnij Novgorod Region, Russia, to rebuild the existing groundwood reject line into a TMP line. Start-up is scheduled for 3Q19.

The new 180-bdmt/d TMP line will process spruce as raw material to feed existing paper machines. In order to increase the capacity of newspaper production significantly, Andritz will rearrange the existing parallel lay-out of high-consistency (HC) refiners to a two-stage HC refining set-up and install a new chip washing and HC refiner feeding system with a new plug screw feeder and an Andritz DiscFilter.

The project includes modernization of the existing screening and low-consistency refining system and the complete automation and electrification equipment with a DCS system. Engineering, training, advisory services for mechanical installation work, commissioning and start-up are part of the order.

JSC Volga is one of the largest Russian newsprint producers and uses 100% TMP as furnish. The company is one of the top 200 exporting companies in Russia and ranks among the top 50 companies in the Russian forestry industry and the top 100 companies in the Nizhnij Novgorod Region.

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