New pellet plant started production in Eastern Siberia

A new pellet plant in the village of Novaya Igirma, Irkutsk region (Eastern-Siberian part of Russia) constructed and started-up by Hekotek in November 2014 has now successfully reached the designed output capacity – 30 000 tons of wooden pellets annually.

The plant is owned by Lesresurs LLC and run by their partner Swedish owned Rusforest. Its launch enables to get economically reasonable use of the sawdust and partly pulpchips produced at the sawmill. The reasonable use of pulpchips is actually a challenge for sawmills in several regions of Russia – since many local pulp and paper mills have difficulties with due payments for the raw material.
The technological solutions used for the new plant have been well tested in previous deliveries by Hekotek. The  pellet press (4,5 tons of pellets per hour) and a hammer mill are supplied by the Dutch producer CPM. Other parts of the production line – various conveyors and production units, including a drum dryer with a furnace
for drying sawdust, were produced by Hekotek. Hekotek was the general supplier of the new plant ensuring not only equipment delivery, commissioning and start up, but also smooth operation of the plant complex equipment.