Smurfit Kappa starts up new recovery boiler at Nettingsdorf mill in Austria
June 25, 2020
AUSTRIA (News release) -- Smurfit Kappa has started up new recovery boiler at its Nettingsdorf kraftliner mill in Austria. The unveiling of the state-of-the-art boiler marks an important milestone in Smurfit Kappa's Future Energy Plant project, which was a Euro 134 million investment to increase the sustainability and efficiency of the leading kraftliner mill.
The innovative new boiler will enable the plant to further boost energy optimisation at the mill. By recovering energy from the biomass contained in black liquor from pulp production, the new boiler is set to cut CO2 emissions by 40,000 tonnes, which equates to about two-thirds of the current emissions at the site, and 2.4% of those from Smurfit Kappa Europe.
The Future Energy Plant also involved developing an advanced new steam turbine, as well as several other projects including an upgraded water treatment plant and installation of additional drying cylinders to the paper machine.
Founded in 1851 and with over 360 employees, Nettingsdorf is one of Smurfit Kappa's most efficient paper mills and one of the leading producers of kraftliner in Europe. The mill produces approximately 450,000 tonnes of paper annually and has seen a 34% increase in productivity since becoming part of Smurfit Kappa in 1995.