Press Release

Heinzel’s Zellstoff Pöls taps Andritz for repair work on recovery boiler 2 at its pulp mill in Austria

By Fri, Jul 18, 2014

POLS, Austria, July 18, 2014 (Press Release) -Sunday, 23 March 2014, our pulp mill was affected by an explosion which damaged the recovery boiler. On Tuesday, 25 March 2014, production was resumed with our stand-by-boiler 1. Being able to grant production with a second recovery boiler is unique in the industry.

Recently the management of Pols assigned Andritz AG, Graz/Austria, with the repair works of recovery boiler 2. This repair procedure will be lasting until late 4 Q 2015.

A team of experts and the authorities have been intensively assessing the boiler 1 and gave approval for ongoing continuous production until the repaired boiler 2 will be back to operation. Meanwhile the market pulp output will remain around 40 % of our design production level.

Our Force Majeure, declared dd. 25 March 2014 will remain upright until then.

The Starkraft paper production is not effected at all.

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