Energy for fiber industries

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.
Introduction, challenges and benefits

More revenue, higher yield

Pulping, tissue manufacturing, or producing board and other fiber applications – your challenges and requirements are as different as your products and business objectives.
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Fiber industries on their way to decarbonization - find the right energy system design

How can fiber industries further reduce their energy consumption in both power generation and operational processes? Let us look at a real customer case. The webinar also shows how the energy system (thermal and electrical power) can be optimized.

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.
Find out more about our portfolio of industrial steam turbines

Industrial steam turbines

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.
Learn more about our portfolio of gas turbines suitable for fiber applications

Aeroderivatives and Industrial gas turbines

Experience

Embracing the change – Stora Enso builds digital factory

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.

Digitalization

Digitalization meets environment - Metsä Group's new bioproduct mill

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.

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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Press release | February 12, 2020

Steam turbine for giant paper mill in cold Siberia

The leading global paper giant Ilim Group is investing over one billion dollars in the extension and modernization of their paper mill in Ust Ilimsk, Siberia, located in the frosty Irkutsk Oblast of the Russian Federation. This investment will include a Siemens turbine from Brno, supplied including auxiliaries to  generate electricity and service steam to the giant paper mill starting in 2021.

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Success stories throughout the paper world

We 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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Steam turbine for giant paper mill in cold Siberia

The leading global paper giant Ilim Group is investing over one billion dollars in the extension and modernization of their paper mill in Ust Ilimsk, Siberia, located in the frosty Irkutsk Oblast of the Russian Federation. This investment will include a Siemens steam turbine SST-400, supplied including auxiliaries to  generate electricity and service steam to the giant paper mill starting in 2021.