Pulp Mill Holding and Andritz signed a contract on supply of a PrimeLineTM W6-XT tissue machine to Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC in Vorsino (Russia)

Andritz Group (Graz, Austria) and Pulp Mill Holding (Vienna, Austria) signed a contract on supply of a new PrimeLineTM W6-XT tissue machine to Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC for a new plant for the production of sanitary and hygienic products in the area of the Vorsino Industrial Park in the Kaluga region.

The amount of the transaction is not disclosed.

According to Vladimir Krupchak, the Investment Advisor to Pulp Mill Holding and the supervisor of this investment project, within the framework of the agreed contract Andritz will supply and install on the turnkey basis a new PrimeLineTM W6-XT tissue machine with the capacity 70 thousand tons of various tissue products made of 100% virgin pulp, 5.6 meters width and the design speed 2,100 meters per minute.

The start-up is scheduled for 2019.

According to Heinz Zinner, the Chairman of the Board of JSC “Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill”, construction of a new mill of Pulp Mill Holding “Arkhbum Tissue Group” will solve the problem of import substitution of sanitary and hygiene products in Russia. It will be the most advanced and highly productive tissue plant in the country, due to use of the advanced. «But our Group of companies solves the tasks within the strategy — we provide synergy of the Holding’s companies, which will allow to meet the challenges of the day and remain highly competitive», —Dr. Zinner said.

As the specialists of Andritz remarked, the combination of a steel Yankee and the latest PrimePress XT shoe press technology enables a high drying capacity and achieves remarkable cost savings and operational flexibility compared to systems operated with conventional presses.

The tissue machine is equipped with a new Andritz ShortFlow system, which allows to change grade/color at the tissue-machine very fast.

Additionally, the drying section of the machine is equipped with a ReEvaporation system to reduce drying energy costs even further. The system uses “waste heat” in the hood exhaust to recover steam from the condensate stream and thereby it reduces the amount of “fresh” steam required.esides the drying part of the machine

These technical and technological characteristics will significantly minimize operational costs.

Andritz will also provide process pumps, piping and instrumentation as well as on-site services.

As Irina Galakhova, Executive Director of @Arkhbum Tissue Group” LLC told, the construction work at all infrastructure facilities of the company was completed at the site of a new plant. Now the main contracts are being signed.

As previously reported, realization of Pulp Mill Holding project is divided into two key stages. At the first stage the tissue machine supplied by Andritz AG (Austria) will be installed in Vorsino with the capacity 70,000 tonne/yr, two Futura (Italy) converting lines for the production of toilet paper and paper towels with the capacity 800 million conventional toilet paper rolls per annum, automated TMC packaging line (Italy), palletizer and pallet wrapping machine Electric 80 (Italy).

The planned capacity of the fist production line of the new plant of “Arkhbum Tissue Group” LLC is 70,000 tonne/yr of sanitary and hygienic products, with further increase up to 210,000 tonne/yr (2nd production line).

The company intends to pay substantial tax payments to the budgets of the local and federal levels.

The number of new working places only at the first stage will amount to 350 persons.

Pulp Mill Holding GmbH — an Austrian-German group (headquarters in Vienna, Austria), which unites a group of enterprises producing paper, cardboard and corrugated packaging.

The company was founded in 2001.

The holding owns 100% stock of JSC «Arkhangelsk PPM» on the territory of Russia. The group JSC «Arkhangelsk PPM» includes JSC «Arkhbum» (logistics, corrugated packaging production in Podolsk and Istra branches), LLC «Arkhbum Tissue Group».