Extensive conversion in Kotkamills, PM 2, Finland

26.10.2015

EVG to participate into the delivery of the new FBB production line at Kotkamills Oy in Kotka, Finland.

EVG has been chosen as the supplier for the ventilation equipment for the extensive conversion of the existing printing paper machine PM 2 in Kotka to a folding boxboard (FBB) BM 2 production line. The 5970 mm wide machine will after the rebuild produce different FBB grades in the basis weight window of 150-500 g/m² and with a yearly capacity of approximately 400.000 tons.

The EVG ventilation delivery will include new wet end process exhausts and forming section wire and felt cleaning equipment, a completely new high humidity closed hood for the pre-dryer section, new efficient pocket ventilation system for the extended pre-dryer section and several process pulper exhausts. The delivery is to include both process novelties and tailor-made technical solutions, this to enable a maintenance and energy efficient daily run of the production line. In addition to the new equipment existing process ventilation equipment will be re-used, when and where applicable.

Furthermore to the process ventilation delivery also an extension of the existing machine hall ventilation, targeting for improved building ventilation and working conditions both for the new BM 2 and the existing PM 1, is part of the total EVG delivery. New supply air units with a total capacity of over 100 m³/s will be located into different parts of the buildings, taking into account both process requirements and overall ventilation improvement targets.

The overall delivery includes also the installation and start-up assistance services. The start-up of the new production line is scheduled for the early summer 2016.

This total ventilation equipment delivery will be, by several measures, one of the largest in the over 20 years history of EVG.