ANDRITZ has received an order from the Mondi Group for an upgrade of the evaporation plant at its Mondi Frantschach mill, Austria. Start-up is scheduled for October 2023. The upgrade to the new plant components will allow even more efficient and sustainable pulp production. The state-of-the-art ANDRITZ equipment increases the amount of heat extracted and thus reduces the need for steam. At the same time, the environmental impact is further reduced by lowering the chemical oxygen demand (COD) for biological wastewater treatment.
The ANDRITZ scope of supply for the project includes two new evaporation units, a secondary surface condenser, new pumps, vapor ducts, and circulation pipes.
This evaporation plant upgrade order was the result of close cooperation between ANDRITZ and Mondi Frantschach when defining the best solution for sustainable pulp production and considering options for increased capacity as well as for layout, process and cost.