ANDRITZ to rebuild PM2 press section at Burgo Group, Avezzano, Italy

ANDRITZ to rebuild PM2 press section at Burgo Group, Avezzano, Italy
Jani Hakola, Burgo, Technology and Investments; Alberto Sorge, Burgo, Operations; Gerald Steiner and Mario Bernasconi, ANDRITZ Paper and Board.

ANDRITZ has received an order from the Italian Burgo Group to rebuild the press section of its PM2, a test liner/white top liner machine, at the Avezzano mill, Italy. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2023. The new press section has a design speed of 1,200 m/min and a width of 5.32 m at the pope reel.

The aim of the rebuild is to significantly increase the dryness content after the press – while also saving energy – and to improve other paper properties. This new press section will enable Burgo to achieve a remarkable reduction in steam and specific energy consumption, resulting in a smaller CO2 footprint.

The scope of supply includes a new PrimePress X shoe press for the 4th nip, with a line load of 1,450 kN/m. With this type of shoe press, highest dry content levels are possible compared to the market standard. In addition, the runnability of the machine will be improved.

Over the past years, ANDRITZ has supplied various equipment items and services to Burgo, for example the conversion of its PM2 from graphic paper to containerboard grades, which also included the delivery of a new stock preparation line and a new top wire. This latest order once again confirms the long-term, successful relationship between the two companies.

With this rebuild, the Burgo Group is strengthening its ambition to constantly reduce energy consumption – one of the goals defined in the group’s sustainability strategy.

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