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Aker Kvaerner wins fiberline contract in South Africa

Aker Kvaerner’s Pulp & Paper business has entered into a contract for the supply and installation of a new fiberline for Mondi Ltd.’s Richards Bay Mill in South Africa.

Aker Kvaerner’s Pulp & Paper business has entered into a contract for the supply and installation of a new fiberline for Mondi Ltd.’s Richards Bay Mill in South Africa. The value of the contract is EUR 65 million, of which approximately 30% will be procured in South Africa.

Kvaerner Pulping is to supply a fiberline, including COMPACT COOKINGTM, a washing system with two pressure diffusers and a 4-stage bleach plant which comprises four COMPACT PRESSTM presses. The fiberline will be rated at 2000 tons/day and includes the oxygen delignification plant supplied previously by Kvaerner Pulping in 2000.

The modernisation will result in material improvements to the environmental performance of the mill. Unit water consumption will be reduced by some 42%, from 55 cubic metres per ton to 32 cubic metres per ton, as a result of the new technology applied in the washing and bleaching stages.

Mondi’s new fiberline will be started up in February 2005.

The design, manufacturing of proprietary equipment and project management services will be supplied from Karlstad, Sweden.