Espoo, Finland 02 May 2017 -- Valmet has been selected as supplier for a new bleaching plant to be installed at CENIBRA's pulp mill in Belo Oriente in Brazil. The new plant will have the capacity to produce 500,000 tonnes of pulp per year. Start-up is scheduled to be in April, 2018.
The order was included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2016 orders received. A typical value for this scope of supply is around EUR 30-50 million.
The new bleaching plant, equipped with Valmet's modern TwinRoll press technology, will replace the original plant, dated from 1977, that is based on vacuum filter technology. The bleach plant renewal utilizing the most advanced existing washer technology, is part of CENIBRA's project for fiberline modernization.
"Along the years, CENIBRA has searched the balance between the production activities and environmental performance, always looking for the process improvement of pulp production through implementation of environmentally sustainable projects and technological innovations, as this new bleaching plant," mentioned the Industrial Director and Technician, Róbinson Félix from CENIBRA.
"By upgrading individual key process parts in chemical pulping to latest technology, it is possible to reach significant reductions in environmental impacts, and at the same time, increase the performance of the production process. We are very pleased that CENIBRA appreciates our bleach plant technology and that we got their confidence to deliver this important project," says Stefan Mattson, Vice President, Fiber Processing, Valmet.
About the customer CENIBRA
Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - CENIBRA is one of the biggest world producers of bleached eucalyptus pulp (hardwood). Their annual production is approximately 1,200,000 tons, which more than 90% is exported for external market. CENIBRA operates in 54 municipalities of Minas Gerais state. Since July 2002, CENIBRA produces only ECF (Elemental Chlorine Free) pulp. As recognizing of the work with highest international standards of excellency CENIBRA is certificated in standards ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 / ISO IEC 17.025 and has the Forest Stewardiship Council - FSC certificates and the National Program of Forestall Certificate (CERFLOR). The pulp traceability can be done from the forest to customer or from the customer to forest.
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