Andritz to rebuild bleach plant for Stora Enso mill in Sweden

Andritz has received an order from Stora Enso to rebuild bleach plant no 4 at its Skutskär Mill in Sweden.

An Andritz Compact Press wash press
An Andritz Compact Press wash press - Image © Andritz.

The Andritz delivery, which is on an EPC basis, includes the installation of two Compact Press wash presses, a new reactor, an effluent fiber filter and MC equipment.

Andritz will replace an existing wash filter in Fiberline 3 after the brown stock screen room with a second-hand press from the Altri Celbi mill, previously owned by Stora Enso.

The investment in new bleaching technology will increase the capacity of the mill and support Stora Enso’s climate targets. In addition, it will improve operational performance, enhance the overall efficiency of mill maintenance and reduce the site’s carbon footprint.

The Skutskär mill has an annual production capacity of 540,000 tons and produces fluff, hardwood and softwood kraft pulp.

Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023.