Project Detail

#9 Paper Machine Rebuild

Jay, ME

The Cianbro team successfully completed this six week outage project on time and on budget—maintaining the mill’s production schedule.

Scope of Work

Cianbro demolished and rebuilt the #9 Paper Machine from the headbox to the dryer section and from the base plates to the machine hoods.

Project Details

  • Replaced the headbox with attenuator
  • Rebuilt the fourdrinier
  • Refurbished and realigned the coater calender and reel
  • Reworked the press section
  • Rebuilt the main dryer and dryer sections with 23 to 60 inch enclosed gear dryers
  • Removed existing line shaft/turbine system and installed DC sectional drives
  • Installed a new primary cleaner supply pump and fan pump
  • Installed a lube oil system and a vacuum system along with the steam and condensate system
  • Installed a new control room, MCCs, and drive cabinets
  • Upgraded the primary and secondary electrical distribution
  • Installed a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) system
  • Rebuilt overhead crane