Andritz has received an order from Hunton Fiber AS to supply chip handling, pressurized refining equipment, and the chemical dosing system for its insulation production line at the mill in Gjørvik, Norway.
The new plant will be built on a greenfield site 5km from the existing plant. Furthermore, the new production facilities will be powered by clean and environmentally friendly hydropower from Norway. Start-up is scheduled for May 2018.
Andritz will deliver a chip feeding system, which will process 100% spruce as raw material, as well as a pressurized refining system with a capacity of 5 bdmt/h and a chemical dosing system. Andritz pressurized refining systems feature highly efficient pre-steaming, excellent dewatering in the plug screw feeder, and low specific energy consumption by the overall system.
Hunton is a leading international company for the production of blown-in insulation and insulation board.