“We have relied on ANDRITZ MDF technology and service for many years and are very satisfied with the results,” said Hasan Akpinar, global investment and projects director at KEAS. “Our new line from ANDRITZ is equipped with a pressurised refining system for low electricity and thermal energy consumption. This perfectly contributes to our sustainability strategy.”

The new line has a capacity of 60t/h and processes pine, beech and oak wood. Its centrepiece is the pressurised refining system, which includes a 24in plug screw feeder and a high-capacity S2070M refiner. The high dewatering efficiency of the plug screw feeder ahead of the high-pressure zone ensures low thermal and electrical energy consumption, which is one of the major benefits of the ANDRITZ pressurised refining system.

ANDRITZ’s scope also included supply of a gravity-fed HQ-Chipper, a chip bin discharger and a digester, as well as supervision of mechanical installation and start-up.