ANDRITZ to Supply High-temperature Yankee Hood and Air System to Kartogroup

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Kartogroup España S.L. to supply a new high-temperature PrimeDry Hood HT and an air system for a tissue machine rebuild at the mill in Burriana, Spain.

Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2024.

The new gas-heated hood will enable Kartogroup to achieve a higher drying capacity with a hood design impingement temperature of 530°C, a higher heat transfer rate and a significant reduction of energy consumption per tonne of paper produced.

The special set of advanced solutions for the drying section rebuild include optimised impingement distribution of the hood nozzle boxes, a heat recovery system, a state-of-the-art burner management system and Yankee head insulation. Representing ANDRITZ’s latest developments in tissue drying technology, these solutions maximise the heat transfer rate, ensure higher safety, lower emissions and significantly reduce steam consumption.

ANDRITZ’s scope of supply also comprises supervision of installation, commissioning, start-up, and training.

This order reflects the trustful relationship between the two companies, which started in 2020 with a turnkey order for ANDRITZ that included a steel Yankee with steam and condensate system, two dust removal systems, and an air-to-air heat exchanger.

We trust in ANDRITZ’s expertise to upgrade machines for a more efficient and sustainable tissue production. The innovative high-temperature hood perfectly meets our requirements for energy saving, high thermal efficiency, and stable drying results. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with ANDRITZ on new R&D energy efficiency projects next year.

Pascual Gómez, COO Kartogroup