Fiber industries on their way to decarbonization - find the right energy system design
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, and transforming itself into a self-sufficient energy cycle. But how can you further reduce the energy consumption in both power generation and operational processes? The paper describes how the energy systems and can be optimized with regard to thermal and electrical power.
Managing the water steam cycleWe 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.
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.
Implementation of a gas turbine in tissue drying processThe 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.
Greenfield board mill is milestone for digitalization
Embracing disruption in the pulp and paper industry, Stora Enso dares to do a major investment and, in partnering up with Siemens, builds a digital factory from the ground up. Aiming at the Chinese growth market, the new Greenfield board mill in Beihai is a milestone for digitalization and customer centricity in the fiber industry. Discover more details on the corporate project.
New mill’s production capacity nearly triples that of the previous mill
Metsä Group’s Äänekoski bioproduct mill is utilizing raw wood material and production side streams to manufacture a wide range of bioproducts. The mill represents the highest levels of energy, material, and environmental efficiency in the world. Siemens helped to streamline mill operations. Abondoning fossil fuels and a bioproduct mill, which produces 2.4 times as much electricity as it needs are among the benefits.
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.
Success stories throughout the paper worldWe have been proving our expertise in the global fiber industry for decades. Based on our comprehensive experience in automation, electrification, and power generation and in the paper production domain, our solutions help ensure your success in the competitive fiber market.
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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.