Andritz to supply high-temperature Yankee hood and air system to Northwood Tissue, England

PrimeDry Hood HT manufacturing at Andritz Novimpianti. Photo: Andritz

Andritz has received a turn-key order from Northwood Tissue Ltd. to supply a new PrimeDry Hood and an air system for a tissue machine rebuild at the mill in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England.

Start-up is planned for the third quarter of 2024.

Installation of the new ANDRITZ gas-heated PrimeDry Hood HT (High-Temperature) will increase the drying capacity thanks to an impingement temperature of up to 530°C. It will also enable a higher heat transfer rate, resulting in considerable energy optimization per ton of tissue produced.

ANDRITZ’s scope of supply includes installation work, supervision of mechanical installation, commissioning, and start-up. Guido Lenzi, Area Sales Manager at ANDRITZ Novimpianti, says, “The new drying equipment will support our customer on its path towards more sustainable and cost-efficient tissue production. This is the second order of that kind that Northwood Tissue has placed with us, and we are looking forward to continuing our partnership.”

David Harries, Director at Northwood Tissue adds, “This investment is another milestone in improving carbon footprint and operational efficiencies. ANDRITZ is a reliable partner for projects of this kind, and I look forward to the successful completion.”

Northwood Tissue (Chesterfield) Ltd. is a member of the Northwood Group, with over 50 years’ experience in the tissue and paper business. At its mills in Chesterfield, Disley and Lancaster, England, the company produces high-quality tissue grades for Consumer and Away from Home applications. The group has paper making capability in excess of 100,000 t/a in the UK and Spain, which it all processes through internal converting plants. Northwood’s business has a high focus on sustainability throughout its vertically integrated supply chain, with a long proud history in the recycled paper sector.