May 22, 2017 - Andritz says it has received an order from Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Ltd. to supply a total of five circulating fluidized bed boilers (Powerfluid) for utilization of in-house residual materials.
The boilers will be installed at the company‘s locations in Taicang, Quanzhou, Yongxin, Chongqing, and Dongguan. Start-up is scheduled for the second half of 2018.
Only waste from recycling of waste paper (rejects, sludges) undergoes thermal utilization, and the high-pressure steam produced is used to generate electricity and supply the Nine Dragons paper mills with process steam.
Rejects and sludge are a considerable challenge in boiler operations due to the corrosive substances and impurities they contain, and they require a special design in this regard. Andritz says its “extensive know-how with numerous references” worldwide makes it a global market leader in this field.
Nine Dragons Paper describes itself as the largest paper producer in Asia, leading the field in resource-saving paper production. The five plants ordered from Andritz are also designed for lower flue gas emissions than those required by European legislation. The parties say the order signifies Andritz’s return to the Chinese power boiler market after an absence of almost two decades.