Krefeld, August 17, 2020 - Record order for Büttner: The Irish OSB producer SMARTPLY placed an order for a high-performance dryer with energy plant in July. With this order the specialist for energy and drying systems is realizing the largest order in the company's history.
Coillte, Ireland’s largest commercial forestry and land solutions company, has approved a €44.4m investment to improve and upgrade MEDITE SMARTPLY’s SMARTPLY OSB plant at Waterford Port. MEDITE SMARTPLY had already successfully completed the first step of modernizing its SMARTPLY facility in 2016 with a new Contiroll® press from Siempelkamp. The second modernization step is now marked by the current order to Büttner to renew the entire energy and drying system.
Four existing, older drum dryers will be replaced by a new, large Büttner OSB dryer type 7.0 x 38 as part of this project. This dryer also includes completely new wet material conveyors and a Büttner wet material bunker above the drum. The new dryer will be connected to the existing exhaust air purification system.
SMARTPLY will convert its energy production to a new Büttner heat energy plant replacing the existing dryer dust suspension burners and Geka biomass furnace. The dryer will include optimal recovery of heat energy from its exhaust gasses to maximise energy efficiency. It also includes a thermal oil heater for supplying the Contiroll® and other consumers.
Besides the comprehensive engineering, the overall order includes all supplies including integrated automation for the entire process, the entire logistics, the complete mechanical and electrical installation, commissioning and final service. Delivery is scheduled to commence at the beginning of 2021, with completion scheduled for 2022.