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ANDRITZ successfully starts up a new HERB recovery boiler at JK Paper Limited

International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully started up a new 950 t/d HERB chemical recovery boiler at JK Paper Limited, Unit: CPM at Fort Songadh, in the Tapi District of Gujarat state, India.

The boiler is designed to process hardwood black liquor and enables environmentally friendly and more energy-efficient operation compared to the direct-contact evaporator boiler currently used at the mill. This will significantly increase the mill’s pulp production and power-to-heat-ratio. The boiler also features a unique air system to minimize air emissions.

The scope of supply also included:

  • Engineering for the entire system except for the civil works and the electrical and automation equipment
  • Complete pressure parts
  • Auxiliaries such as start-up oil burners, black liquor burners, smelt spouts and high-pressure steam valves and piping
  • Safety-related system (SRS)

AS Mehta, President & Director of JK Paper Ltd, says: “The entire ANDRITZ team has worked tirelessly and zealously to see that the commissioning was trouble-free and fast. This has been achieved despite many constraints during the COVID-19 pandemic. Team JK Paper conveys its warmest gratitude to the ANDRITZ team for this wonderful support.”

This is the fourth HERB recovery boiler ANDRITZ is currently installing in India, demonstrating ANDRITZ’s strong presence in the Indian pulp and paper market.

About JK Paper

JK Paper Ltd. is one of the leading integrated pulp, paper, and packaging board manufacturers in India, offering quality paper and packaging board products through innovative and state-of-the-art technology from mixed hardwood raw material.

About Andritz Pulp & Paper

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also forma part of this business area. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

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