International technology Group Andritz has received an order from the Mondi Group to upgrade the continuous cooking plant at the Frantschach mill in St. Gertraud, Austria. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.
Andritz will convert the digester to its Downflow Lo-Solids cooking technology and add a TurboFeed chip pumping system to improve the feed to the digester as well as a vapor reboiler to further reduce odorous emissions. In the brownstock washing area, Andritz will deliver a pressure diffuser washer.
This upgrade is a follow-up order to the recovery boiler that was delivered by Andritz and started up successfully in the Frantschach mill in 2013. Mondi’s investment will help to improve the use of resources and further increase the mill’s energy efficiency and competitiveness.