Voith to rebuild Parenco's PM 2 for production of testliner

Voith announces that it will deliver a comprehensive rebuild of the stock preparation and PM 2 at Parenco's paper mill in Renkum, Netherlands. The contract includes a renovation of the plant as well.

The contract followed a 10-month pre-engineering project.

PM 2, a newsprint machine, was idled in 2009 due to a weak newsprint market. Voith will convert the machine to produce packaging paper grades.

The complex, turn-key scope of work includes a new stock preparation with the rebuild and upgrade of existing equipment. The project will utilize the existing TMP and Deinking plant buildings.

PM 2 will be equipped with a new two-layer headbox, NipcoFlex shoe press, SpeedFlow sizing unit and after dryer section, Voith said.

Upon completion, the project will increase the mill's capacity by approximately 385,000 tonnes per year, with production focused on testliner and medium grades.

Voith expects to complete the project in August of 2016.