The upgradation project of Andhra Paper for the cooking, fiberline and evaporation plant at its Rajahmundry unit is scheduled to take place in December 2023.
January 12, 2023
Andhra Paper Ltd., one of the largest integrated pulp and paper manufacturers in India, has selected Valmet to rebuild the cooking, fiberline and evaporation plant of its Rajahmundry unit, Andhra Pradesh. The order is scheduled to take place in December 2023 while the start-up is planned for the first quarter of 2024.
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The order is included in Valmet’s orders received for the fourth quarter of 2022-23. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
Speaking about the rebuild project, Mr. Nageswara Gadde, Vice President, Project of Andhra Paper Ltd., says, “With this investment, we will be able to improve our cost competitiveness and profitability as well as increase production at our Rajahmundry mill. In line with Andhra Paper’s commitment to sustainable development, the processes will be based on the best available technology and the use of state-of-the-art equipment, such as Valmet TwinRoll press and Valmet Tube Evaporator effect with vent condenser.”
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In the words of Mr. Varun Jain, Director – India Region, Valmet, “Valmet’s excellent references and continuous drive for technical development convinced Andhra Paper that the solution proposed will help them meet their goals. The aim is to increase the pulp production while reducing the chemical and water consumption and the effluents.”