One of the world's largest pulp mills supplied by Valmet successfully started up in Brazil
Valmet Corporation's press release on January 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EET
Suzano Papel e Celulose's new pulp mill located in Imperatriz, MaranhÃ£o, Brazil
was started up at the end of 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 fiber line,
pulp drying and baling, evaporation, power boiler, recovery boiler, causticizing
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 1970's. This project has been
significant both for Valmet and Suzano and has been done in good cooperation
between professionals from both companies", says Pasi Laine, President and CEO,
"MaranhÃ£o 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", comments Celso Tacla, Area President, South America, Valmet.
Suzano Papel e Celulose is one of the largest vertically integrated producers of
pulp and paper in Latin America. The company's main products, sold on the
domestic and international markets, are eucalyptus pulp, printing and writing
paper and paperboard.
Further information, please contact:
Jyrki Holmala, Pulp and Energy business line President, Valmet, tel.
+358 10 676 3210
Celso Tacla, Area President, South America, Valmet, tel. + 55 41 3341 4403
Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and
technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals
around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our
customers' performance forward - every day.
Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and
plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes
entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power
plants for bio-energy production.
The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the
demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December
2013. Valmet's net sales in 2012 were approximately EUR 3 billion. Valmet's
objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.
Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
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