January 7, 2014
Suzano Papel e Celulose’s new pulp mill located in Imperatriz, Maranhão, Brazil, was started in December 2013. The mill is the first complete pulp mill supplied by Valmet in South America. The project was started in April 2011.
Valmet delivered the main parts of a green field pulp mill comprising wood handling, cooking plant and fibre line, pulp drying and baling, evaporation, power boiler, recovery boiler, causticising and lime kiln. The delivery also included Metso’s automation solution for all process areas. The new mill will produce 1.5 million tons of bleached eucalyptus market pulp per year.
“Providing competitive technologies and solutions for pulp production is one of Valmet’s strategic focus areas. We have been working with Suzano, one of the leading pulp producers in Latin America, since the 1970s. This project has been significant both for Valmet and Suzano and has been done in good cooperation between professionals from both companies,” said Pasi Laine, President and CEO, Valmet.
“Maranhão pulp production unit is one of the largest pulp lines in the world. The project demonstrates our strong capabilities as full-scope supplier for the global pulp industry. We have a competent team of experts both from Brazil and the Nordics and our focus in now on securing successful ramp-up of the production”, commented Celso Tacla, Area President, South America, Valmet.