ANDRITZ successfully starts up the rebuilt board machine at Iggesund paperboard mill, England

ANDRITZ successfully starts up the rebuilt board machine at Iggesund paperboard mill, England

International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed the board machine rebuilt at the Iggesund mill in Workington, England.

The new, state-of-the-art press section delivered by ANDRITZ will increase the production capacity by 20,000 tons, reaching 220,000 tons per year, and will further enhance the product quality and runability of the board machine at the same time. Energy consumption has also been reduced by almost 10 percent.

ANDRITZ has delivered a turnkey solution including basic and detailed engineering – a complete new press section with three presses: a jumbo press (LNP) with large-diameter rolls, a PrimePress X shoe press in the second nip, as well as a smoothing press. The new PrimeFeeder for ropeless tail threading from press section to dryer section is a state-of-the-art vacuum tail threading system that reduces the threading time and makes the threading process safer for the operators due to its remote control function.

About the board machine rebuilt

The scope of supply also comprised a new FibreSolve FSU under-the-machine pulper, field instrumentation, PrimeControl machine control systems, multi-motor drive integration into the existing drive system for 13 motors, the motor control center (MCC), electrification, and new wire section drives and press section drives. Full erection services, including supervision, commissioning, start-up, and optimization after start-up, were also performed by ANDRITZ.

“Looking back, this was a super job by both our own staff and the contractors involved,” says Ulf Löfgren, Managing Director of the Workington mill. “They worked day and night to give us the best possible results.”

“We are very pleased that we have been able to complete this important project for Iggesund Paperboard to the full satisfaction of our customer. The very good cooperation between Iggesund and ANDRITZ made it a big success. We are very proud of this project,” says Roland Scheiflinger, Vice President Paper and Board at ANDRITZ.

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