In September 2010, Bellmer completed this rebuild of BM 21 so that the machine featuring an operating width of 6.30 metres could be restarted without any problems. Production capacity of the upgraded machine is 280,000 tons / year which means an increase of approx. 30 %. The enhanced white top kraftliner quality made on BM 21 is not only meant for the Russian market but also for export to foreign countries.
The Bellmer scope of supply included two TURBOShakersTMfor breast roll shaking, a shoe press TwinningPressTMfor linear pressures up to 1,200 kN/m, a fully automatic EQUALReelerTMwith reeling hardness control as well as a film press made by UMV. The Mondi crew around Leonid Durnev, production manager of BM 21, was very satisfied with the Bellmer performance concerning this challenging large-scale project. Bellmer is proud to have been actively involved in one of the greatest modernisation project of the Russian pulp and paper industry.