ANDRITZ receives major order for supplies to new Klabin pulp mill, Brazil
(PresseBox) (Graz, )International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Klabin, the largest integrated pulp and paper company in Brazil, to supply major production equipment for Klabin's new pulp mill in Ortigueira, Paraná, Brazil. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2016. Comparably structured orders typically represent a value approaching 300 million euros booked by the supplier.
The scope of supply of the ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER business area covers the woodyard, the complete fiberline (for softwood and hardwood), and the white liquor plant. The pulp mill will have an annual production capacity of 1.5 million tons, 1.1 million tons thereof in short fiber and 400 thousand tons in long fiber.
With this order, ANDRITZ once again confirms its strong market position as a major supplier of pulp production equipment to renowned global pulp and paper producers.
Klabin was founded in 1899 and operates 16 plants (15 in Brazil and one in Argentina), targeting markets such as packaging paper and board, corrugated packaging, and industrial bags producers. The new pulp project in Brazil is the largest investment in Klabin's history and will double the company's production capacities.