Aker Kvaerner has received an order from a confidential client for delivery of a new fiberline, an upgraded cooking plant and a modernised white liquor plant for a pulp mill in Japan. The contract is worth approximately USD 70 million to Aker Kvaerner.
The order to Aker Kvaerner is part of an expansion project at the integrated mill. The expansion project will improve quality and increase the capacity by 500 tonnes of pulp per day.
“Japan remains an important market for Kvaerner Pulping. This new order underlines our position as the number one productivity provider and reflects the confidence we have built amongst Japanese pulp mills since we established operations in Japan back in 1932,” says Per-Åke Färnstrand, President at Kvaerner Pulping.
The scope for Kvaerner Pulping, part of the Aker Kvaerner group, comprises a new fiberline including oxygen delignification and a bleaching plant using the proprietary Compact Press(TM) technology, an upgrade of the cooking plant featuring a rebuild to the state-of-the-art Compact Cooking(TM) G2 technology, and a modernisation of the white liquor plant, including a new lime kiln.
Use of the best available technology gives the Japanese mill several environmental advantages. The rebuilt digester, the largest in Japan, will by using the Compact Cooking(TM) G2 technology for example significantly improve both the environmental profile and the economics of the plant.
Plant start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2008.