Norske Skog Skogn has ordered ANDRITZ for the supply of a thermomechanical pulping line for its newsprint mill in Levanger, Norway. With a capacity to produce 100,000 tons of thermomechanical pulp per year, this new line will allow the company to change its raw material mix and reduce environmental impact of its operations.
Jul 7, 2023
Norske Skog Skogn has given an order to ANDRITZ to supply a thermomechanical pulping (TMP) line for its newsprint mill in Levanger, Norway. The new line will allow Norske Skog Skogn to change its raw material mix and thus reduce variable costs and the environmental impact of its operations, in particular NOx emissions, fossil CO2 emissions, and landfilled waste. The ANDRITZ solution combines secondhand and new equipment to provide a customized package that precisely fits the local conditions. The new line will have the capacity to produce 100,000 tons of thermomechanical pulp per year and is scheduled to start operating in the first half of 2024. Various used machines will be refurbished and upgraded and combined with new equipment.
The scope of supply includes a new LC refiner, type TF58 refurbishment of the pretreatment equipment, a secondhand first stage refiner, type RGP76CD-A, with ANDRITZ control system and refurbishment of secondary stage refiner, type RGP65. Mr. Håvard Busklein, Managing Director, Norske Skog Skogn AS commented, “With this investment, we are taking an important step in securing Norske Skog Skogn’s long-term competitiveness, and we will further improve our environmental performance. We wanted a solution that would make the best possible use of the available space and existing equipment. The ANDRITZ team offered us a smartly engineered solution that precisely meets our needs.”