Past Issues | | Advertise | Buyers Guide | TAPPI Press Catalog
Travels with Larry Archive

BillerudKorsnäs to Rebuild Cooking, BSW, Screening Plants at Gruvön, Sweden

Print Print this article | Send to Colleague

BillerudKorsnäs, Sweden, has ordered from Metso, Finland, a cooking plant rebuild, a brown stock washing plant, and a screening plant for its mill in Gruvön, Sweden. Startup of the rebuilt cooking plant and brown stock washing plant is planned for May 2014 and the screening plant is scheduled to come online in May 2015. The value of the order was not disclosed.

"The rebuilt cooking plant together with the new brown stock washing plant will more efficiently utilize the wood raw material and lower the chemical consumption in the pulping process. In addition, the cooking plant rebuild and the new screening plant will substantially lower the energy consumption within the process area," said Alf Sondell, production manager at BillerudKorsnäs, Gruvön mill.

Metso's scope of supply will include a rebuild of the existing cooking plant to feature a CompactCooking G2 digester. The delivery also will include a new ImpBin chip impregnation system, a new pressure diffuser, and a screening plant.

BillerudKorsnäs, formed in 2012, has eight production facilities and sales offices in 10 countries. It has about 4,400 employees. The Gruvön mill's production capacity is 685,000 metric tpy and it produces kraft paper, sack paper, containerboard (fluting, liner), liquid carton board, cup stock, and market pulp.


Xerium Technologies, Inc.
Sweed Machinery, Inc