GRAZ, Austria, March 29, 2021 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from UPM to provide industrial maintenance services for its new mill in the city of Paso de los Toros, Uruguay. The mill will have an annual production capacity of 2.1 million tons of bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp when it starts up in the second half of 2022.
The contract period will be 18 months for maintenance pre-engineering and site implementation and three years of operation including the warranty phase. ANDRITZ maintenance services will cover the entire maintenance of the mill process areas and industrial assets once the mill is in operation as well as the pre-engineering and related activities to set up the maintenance services in Paso de los Toros.
The Maintenance Performance team at ANDRITZ Uruguay will support UPM to achieve top-class reliability and availability as well as outstanding performance by the mill on a continuous basis. When it goes into operation, the mill will be self-sufficient in energy and generate a surplus of around one TWh of renewable electricity annually – to be supplied to the Uruguayan power grid.
The mill is designed to fully meet strict Uruguayan environmental regulations as well as international standards and recommendations for modern mills, including use of the latest and best available proven technology (BAT). In February 2020, ANDRITZ was selected by UPM to supply energy-efficient and environmentally leading equipment and processes for all main process islands in fiber production and chemical recovery for this mill.
This order reinforces ANDRITZ’s leading position as a provider of long-term maintenance services for pulp mills in South America.
International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. Plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning, recycling, and the production of nonwovens and panelboard complete the global product and service offering. Innovative products and services in the industrial digitalization sector are offered under the brand name Metris and help customers to make their plants more user-friendly, efficient and profitable. The publicly listed group has around 27,200 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.
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 form a part of this business area. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.