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The pulp and paper industry has already taken a leading role in the closed-cycle economy by making optimal use of resources, integrating waste products into processes, optimizing energy requirements, transforming into a self-sufficient energy cycle, and using digitalization tools.
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Siemens Energy will supply power generation and process electrification equipment for a new UPM pulp mill in Uruguay

Siemens Energy will supply power generation and process electrification equipment for a new UPM pulp mill being built near the city of Paso de los Toros in Uruguay. The order includes two industrial steam turbine generator sets, low-voltage switchgear, motors and drives as well as construction supervision, commissioning and training.  The new pulp mill will have an annual production capacity of two million tons of eucalyptus pulp and will be one of the most modern, efficient and sustainable pulp mills worldwide. The eucalyptus used for pulp production will come from sustainable plantations. 

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Steam turbines

Managing the water steam cycle

We know the importance of a flexible steam turbine design and customization. That is why we provide steam turbines with various uncontrolled and controlled extraction options adapted to the steam flow in your process. We can offer the precise number of extractions indicated by your process requirements.
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Coal phase-out for Sappi paper mill in Gratkorn

Sappi is planning extensive modernization of steam boiler in its Gratkorn mill in Austria, which is Europe's largest mill. This investment in cutting-edge technology involves migration from a coal-fired boiler to a multi-feed boiler in two phases. Siemens Energy delivers the new distributed control system for this project.

Gas turbines

Implementation of a gas turbine in tissue drying process

The Yankee drying process is the most common drying method. Small gas turbines are desirable for use in the Yankee process because the demand for hot air is lower compared with the Through Air Dryer (TAD) process. TAD uses heat to dewater the product instead of the conventional mechanical pressing. This produces a much softer paper and reduces the demand for raw material from 8% to 30%, but dramatically increases the drying load. The high demand of hot air means that the implementation of gas turbines up to 10 MW is profitable for the TAD process.
Decarbonization

Coal to gas shift - Shanghai Orient Champion Paper reduces emissions

Protecting the environment and saving energy costs

As part of China's efforts to reduce coal consumption nationwide, it became crucial for the Shanghai Orient Champion Paper to respond to the government's coal-to-gas policy. Following Shanghai Orient Champion Paper's mission, the management decided to invest in its own clean power generation and began to explore the option of clean and efficient gas-fired combined on-site heat and power generation.

 

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Fiber industries on their way to decarbonization

The industrial sector is the economic powerhouse, providing millions with employment and making materials integral to our everyday lives like cement, steel, plastic bags and food containers, even pulp and paper. Industry contributes around 25 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. So it comes as no surprise that in 2017 it also consumed more than a third of the world’s energy usage. How can industries, such as the fiber industry, decarbonize their processes? Read what our expert Stanley Dorasamy, Sales Manager and Fiber expert, has to say.