V. Krupchak: Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill continues realization of the II stage of the investment project “Reconstruction of cardboard production”

The key project of the Development Strategy of Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill is the priority investment project (PIP) in the area of forest development “Reconstruction of cardboard production”. As Vladimir Krupchak, Investment Advisor to Pulp Mill Holding, explained,  in 2018 the mill would continue the implementation of the 2nd stage of the PIP, where the key focus was the reconstruction of the second board machine (KDM-2), having invested 4,8 billion rubles this year.

Vladimir Krupchak recalled that the completely updated board machine No.2 at Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill would be the largest and the most modern cardboard machine in Russia. The cost of this project, taking into account construction and installation works, amounts to 7,5 billion rubles.

He also said that the equipment supplier – the Finnish company Valmet Technologies Inc – offered radically new technical solutions based on BAT. Thus, the new vacuum system will increase the productivity of the machine and reduce fresh water consumption; the new shoe press will improve the quality of kraftliner and fluting and increase energy efficiency in general; a new reel section and the parent reel transferring system will almost completely eliminate manual labor.

Vladimir Krupchak stressed that the reconstruction of BM No 2 and installation of the energy-efficient equipment would reduce the environmental load  such as water consumption, water disposal and energy consumption. Reduction of energy consumption will amount to 5%, decrease of process water consumption – 12.