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March 30, 2016

Heinola receives progressive kilns orders from UPM and JPJ-Wood Oy

Heinola receives progressive kilns orders from UPM and JPJ-Wood Oy

UPM Kaukas Sawmill has ordered three automatic 2-zone progressive kilns type HTC from the Finnish Heinola Sawmill Machinery Inc.

UPM announced in the summer of last year that it will invest EUR 50 million in its Kaukas mill in Lappeenranta, Finland, to further strengthen the mill’s efficiency, competitiveness and optimisation.

The investment will go towards modernising both pulp drying machines and installing a new baling line. Assembly will take place during a planned shutdown in autumn 2016 and start-up is scheduled for the end of 2016. The investment will benefit the entire Kaukas biorefining mill integrate through increased resource efficiency and operational flexibility.

UPM’s Kaukas mill is located on the shore of Lake Saimaa in Lappeenranta in Southeast Finland. The Kaukas integrate consists of pulp mill and paper mill, which produces magazine paper. In addition Kaukas sawmill and UPM's research centre are also located at the same site. The pulp mill has two production lines, with an annual production of 740,000 tonnes of hardwood and softwood pulp.

Moreover, Heinola has received an order from another Finnish customer. JPJ-Wood Oy in Korkeakoski, Finland has ordered one automatic progressive kiln type HFB from Heinola Sawmill Machinery Inc. with annual capacity of ca. 50 000 m3 when drying sideboards to 18 % final moisture content.

Existing two automatic progressive kilns will be also connected to Heinola Drying Kiln Control System. The new progressive kiln will be taken into production in September 2016.

 

 

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