OREANDA-NEWS. February 07, 2011. Wood processing company Kraslesinvest, Russia, placed an order with Jartek for complete sorting, packaging and drying equipment of sawn timber. The equipment will be used in its sawmill that will be built in the Krasnojarsk region, in Siberia. The plant is to be situated near the small city of Boguchany, on the river Angara, approx. 500 kilometers northeast of Krasnoyarsk, as the company said in a press release received by Lesprom Network.

At the first stage, the annual production will amount to approx. 400,000 cubic metres of finished sawn timber. According to plans made by Kraslesinvest, a further wood-processing corporation using approx. 8 million cubic metres of timber will be built over the next years onto the same site with an area of 4 square kilometers.

Once completed, the plant will produce some 1 million tons of pulp, approx. 800,000 cubic metres of sawn timber and further processed products for the building industry as well. For its personnel Kraslesinvest is planning to build, by utilising its own products, an entire city of wooden houses accommodating 5000 inhabitants in total. Earth excavation work is presently in progress on the site. Infrastructure is near to completion now (including electric connection, road and railway, bridge over the river Angara etc.).

The value of Jartek’s deal amounts to over Euro 20 million. Deliveries will commence in the summer of 2011 and commissioning will take place in the spring of 2012.

The Boguchany - plant will incorporate two identical green sorting lines with automatic grading and cross-cutting. Canada-based Comact supplies the green sorting line with Lug Loader singularizers. In the sticker-stacker plants the drying kiln loads are formed onto a wagon and the sticks will be placed automatically on the load. Sticks and wagons are returned automatically from the dry timber sorting plant. The structures of the drying kilns are made of stainless steel.

There will be 12 drying lines consisting of 8 channel dryers and 4 drive-through chambers. Depending on the dimensions to be treated, the dry timber sorting plant is capable of reaching sorting speeds of over 160 pieces per minute.