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Burgo Group goes for a Rebuild of PM2 from ANDRITZ

The rebuilt press section will enable the Burgo Group to achieve a reduction in steam and specific energy consumption, while also reducing the carbon footprint.

April 2, 2022

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Jani Hakola, Burgo, Technology, and Investments; Alberto Sorge, Burgo, Operations; Gerald Steiner and Mario Bernasconi, ANDRITZ Paper and Board. Image: ANDRITZ

Burgo Group has ordered a rebuild of the press section of its paper machine PM2 at the Avezzano mill, Italy to ANDRITZ. The startup of the PM2, which is a test liner/white top liner machine, is scheduled to take place in the first quarter of 2023. The new press section will have a design speed of 1,200 m/min and a width of 5.32 m at the pope reel.

The rebuild is targeted at significantly enhancing the dryness content after the press along with saving energy and improving other paper properties. The rebuilt press section will enable the Burgo Group to achieve a reduction in steam and specific energy consumption, while also resulting in the reduction of the carbon footprint.

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The scope of the order 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, the highest dry content levels are possible compared to the market standards. Moreover, the runnability of the machine will be improved.

In the last few years, ANDRITZ has delivered various equipment items as well as services to Burgo. For instance, the conversion of the PM2 from graphic paper to containerboard grades also included the delivery of a new stock preparation line and a new top wire.

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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.