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Andritz to supply wood processing plant for Ilim Group in Russia

Image courtesy: Andritz
Image courtesy: Andritz
Published by
Simon Matthis - 29 Mar 2019

Andritz has received an order from the Ilim Group to supply a wood processing plant with two debarking and chipping lines, chip and bark handling equipment, and a SmartWoodyard advanced control system to the Koryazhma mill in the Arkhangelsk region, Russia. Start-up is scheduled for mid-2021.

The new woodyard will replace existing woodroom and chip storage facilities, which have a pneumatic conveying system. The technology supplied by ANDRITZ will substantially contribute towards reducing emissions and operating costs, resulting in environmentally friendly, high-quality chip production and considerable savings in raw material.

The Andritz scope of supply includes new debarking and chipping lines with:

• unique de-icing process for logs in the debarking drums

• horizontally fed HHQ-Chipper

• two HQ-Press bark presses

• chip and bark handling equipment, including chip storage

• SmartWoodyard advanced control system, including Decision Support Wall (DSW) and process optimization system with smart sensors like WoodScan, BarkScan, ChipperEKG, CrusherEKG, and ScanChip wood chip analyzer.