International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Stora Enso to supply production technologies and key process equipment for rebuild of the fiberline and drying machine as well as for modernization of the stock preparation system at its Oulu Mill, Finland. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020.
The order is part of Stora Ensoʼs project to convert the mill’s existing fine paper production to containerboard production based on virgin fiber kraftliner as well as to increase the capacity of the pulp mill and pulp drying line. The typical end uses for kraftliner are in packaging segments that require high strength, quality and purity, such as food, fruit and vegetables as well as heavy duty packaging.
“Conversion of the Oulu Mill will enable Stora Enso to further improve its position in the growing packaging market and take a major step forward in our transformation. ANDRITZ has proven experience in similar rebuilds, and its strong position in pulp drying further contributed to this supplier selection,” says Ari Saarnio, Project Director, Stora Enso Oulu Conversion Project.