GRAZ, Austria, July 11, 2016 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Saugbrugs Bioenergi AS – a part of the Norske Skog Group – to supply a new sludge dewatering line for thickening and dewatering of fibrous sludges for its mill in Halden, Norway.
The sludge dewatering line is a part of the upgrade to the effluent plant at the Halden mill. The goal of the investment is to increase the capacity for anaerobic treatment in order to produce marketable biogas that is used for vehicles in public transport. Start-up of the new ANDRITZ line is scheduled the first quarter of 2017.
The order comprises the delivery of a Gravity Table GT and a Sludge Screw Press SCS, which will process up to 58 tons of mixed sludge per day. The sludge to be dewatered consists of a mixture of fibrous and biological sludges from primary and secondary clarifiers, the TMP plant, the paper machine, and from the effluent treatment plant.
The ANDRITZ sludge press dewaters the mixed sludge to the highest possible dryness that can be achieved by mechanical means today. This will enable Saugbrugs Bioenergi to feed the power boiler with sludge dewatered to the maximum possible and thus operate the boiler with higher efficiency.
The ANDRITZ GROUP
ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 24,200 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of equipment, systems, and services for the production and processing of all types of pulp, paper, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and cardboard; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service range includes modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, service and maintenance, as well as machine transfer and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboards (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also allocated to the business area.