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ANDRITZ to deliver a continuous cooking system and additional fiberline equipment to Resolute Forest Products, USA

August 21, 2014

Equipment, engineering, and field services to be supplied

International technology Group ANDRITZ with its headquarters in Graz, Austria, has received an order from Resolute Forest Products to supply equipment, engineering, and field services for a new Lo-Solids continuous digester including ANDRITZ’s patented TurboFeed chip feeding system, which will replace an existing displacement batch pulping process at Resolute’s Calhoun pulp mill in Tennessee, USA. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2015.

The Lo-Solids digester will be designed to switch between hardwood and softwood pulp production, producing 1,400 ADST of bleachable softwood and 1,659 ADST of bleachable hardwood pulp per day.

ANDRITZ will also supply a blowline pressure diffuser and will upgrade the mill’s oxygen delignification and bleaching systems. In terms of automation, the order also includes Advanced Process Control and IDEAS dynamic simulation software

The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has about 24,100 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 production sites as well as service and sales companies all over the world. The ANDRITZ GROUP ranks among the global market leaders in all four of its business areas. One of the Group’s overall strategic goals is to strengthen and extend this position. At the same time, the company aims to secure the continuation of profitable growth in the long-term.

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