GRAZ, 14-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from ITC Bhadrachalam, Telangana Province, India, to supply a BCTMP fiber line with a production capacity of 300 tons per day. The new plant will be the first mechanical pulping line in India for production of high-brightness board grades. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016.
The order comprises the supply of a fiber line with 2-stage refining to ensure lowest possible energy demand and high fiber quality, as well as a two-stage bleaching system with minimum chemical consumption. Six counter-current washing stages are to reduce contaminants so that exceptionally clean pulp can be produced at low chemical oxygen demand. In addition, the ANDRITZ washing technology keeps fresh water consumption and effluent levels to a minimum.
The new fiber line uses available synergies with the existing eucalyptus pulping line at ITC Bhadrachalam. The effluent will be evaporated, the clean condensate re-used, and the white liquor from the kraft mill will be used as alkali source in the new BCTMP fiber line.
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ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of almost 25,000 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of equipment, systems, and services for the production and processing of all types of pulps, paper, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and board; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service range includes modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, service and maintenance, as well as machine transfer and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, production equipment for biofuel (second generation), biomass torrefaction equipment, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, plastic films, and panelboards (MDF), and recycling plants are also allocated to the business area.