GRAZ, Austria, Nov. 28, 2012 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up equipment for a fiberline modernization at UPMʼs Kymi mill in Kouvola, Finland. This project is part of the mill's program to minimize the effluent emissions and upgrade the production capacity. ANDRITZ's scope of supply included a chip feeding system (TurboFeed) for the cooking process, the oxygen delignification stage with drum displacer washer and knot separation, screening modernization, and modification of the A-stage in the bleaching process.
UPM's Kymi mill stands for environmentally-friendly integrated pulp and paper production with a high rate of energy self-sufficiency and biofuel usage. The mill produces bleached softwood and hardwood kraft pulp (total capacity 570,000 t/a), as well as coated and uncoated fine paper (830,000 t/a).