Sappi Saiccor Partners with ANDRITZ for Three-Year Service Contract to Enhance Boiler Efficiency

Sappi Saiccor Partners with ANDRITZ for Three-Year Service Contract to Enhance Boiler Efficiency

(IN BRIEF) Sappi Saiccor, a dissolving pulp producer, has entered into a three-year service contract with ANDRITZ for two recovery boilers at its mill in Umkomaas, South Africa. The boilers, operational since 2008 and 2021, produce steam for the mill’s operations. The agreement aims to enhance the boilers’ reliability, availability, and efficiency, encompassing operation and engineering support, pre-shutdown and annual shutdown services, and advisory services for maintenance and repair works. The Saiccor mill is a production facility of Sappi, known for producing elemental chlorine free (ECF) dissolving pulp for the export market.

(PRESS RELEASE) GRAZ, 26-Aug-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — The two ANDRITZ boilers producing 230 tph of steam at 490°C and 86 bar have been operating since 2008 and 2021 respectively. The service agreement will help the Saiccor mill maintain safe and efficient operation while improving the reliability and availability of the boilers.

The scope includes operation support, engineering support, pre-shutdown services and annual shutdown services such as mechanical and process inspection, as well as an advisory service for boiler washing and boiler repair and replacement works.

Saiccor mill, situated 50 km south of the port of Durban, produces elemental chlorine free (ECF) dissolving pulp (DP), mostly for the export market. It is one of the production facilities of Sappi group, a leading global provider of everyday materials made from wood fiber-based renewable resources.

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro and Separation. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 29,900 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation.

The product portfolio also includes boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, and panelboard (MDF) production systems. With waste-to-value recycling, shredding and energy solutions, waste and by-product streams from production are converted into valuable secondary raw materials as well as into sustainable resources for energy generation. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

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