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Andritz to supply three paper machine approach flow systems to Hamburger Rieger's new greenfield production line

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Andritz to supply three paper machine approach flow systems to Hamburger Rieger's new greenfield production line

September 03, 2019 - 02:11
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GRAZ, Austria, Sept. 3, 2019 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Hamburger Rieger GmbH, Papierfabrik Spremberg, to supply three paper machine approach flow systems as well as broke screening for the new greenfield production line PM2 in Spremberg, Germany. Start-up is scheduled for mid-2020.

The paper machine, with a total capacity of 500,000 tons per year, will produce both brown and white top test liner. The PMA systems for the top and back layers will be equipped with ANDRITZ ShortFlow Deaeration systems, comprising deaerators, the corresponding vacuum pumps, as well as the proven ModuScreen HBE screens for stock and dilution water screening. The patented ShortFlow Deaeration system enables effective air removal with partial deaeration. In comparison with conventional deaeration concepts on the market, ShortFlow Deaeration has an extremely small footprint.

The third PMA system will supply the back layer headbox with white water for cross-profile control. A two-stage broke screening system completes the scope of supply.

Hamburger Rieger is part of the Hamburger Containerboard Division of the Austrian Prinzhorn Group. The RiegerLiner, RiegerTop and SpreeWhite product lines have made the company the market leader in the white-covered corrugated board sector. Producing two million tons in seven plants, Hamburger Containerboard is one of the leading producers of high-quality corrugated board in Europe.


ANDRITZ is an international technology group providing plants, systems, equipment, and services for various industries. The company is one of the technology and global market leaders in the hydropower business, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and in solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. Other important fields of business are animal feed and biomass pelleting, as well as automation, where ANDRITZ offers a wide range of innovative products and services in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) sector under the brand name of Metris. In addition, the company is active in power generation (steam boiler plants, biomass power plants, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and environmental technology (flue gas and exhaust gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard, as well as recycling plants.

ANDRITZ stands for passion, partnership, perspectives and versatility – core values to which the company is committed. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With almost 170 years of experience, 29,600 employees, and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.


ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper is a leading global supplier of complete plants, systems, equipment, and comprehensive services for the production and processing of all types of pulp, paper, board, and tissue. The technologies cover processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; recovery and reuse of chemicals; preparation of paper machine furnish; production of paper, board, and tissue; sizing, calendering and coating of paper; as well as treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service offering includes system and machine modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, on-site and workshop services, optimization of process performance, maintenance and automation solutions, as well as machine relocation and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam and recovery boilers for power production, gasification and flue gas cleaning plants, systems and plants for the production of nonwovens and absorbent hygiene products, dissolving pulp, and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area.