Norske Skog Bruck orders steam boiler plant from Valmet

Productivity increase, Symblic images
Productivity increase, Symblic images
09 Jun 2020 − 

Valmet will supply a complete steam boiler plant to Norske Skog’s paper mill in Bruck an der Mur in Austria.

The value of the order is approximately €40m. The boiler plant with 56 MW will be handed over to the customer in 2022, announces Valmet.

With this investment, Norske Skog wants to improve the mill’s cost competitiveness, reduce its carbon footprint and create new business beyond publication paper by generating revenue from the combustion of refuse-derived fuels (RDF).

The new boiler will run mainly on RDF, pulper rejects and sludge with natural gas as a secondary fuel. It will partly replace the steam production of existing natural-gas-fired boilers as well as supply heat to the paper mill and local district heating network in Bruck, resulting in lower CO2 emissions.

Norske Skog operates six paper mills and a pellets business in five countries, with an annual publication paper production capacity of 2.3 million t. The Bruck mill has a capacity to produce 400,000 tpy of newsprint and LWC, according to Norske Skog's website.

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