Customer case:

Complete brownfield mill at CMPC Celulose Riograndense, Brazil

Aug 12, 2015

The new pulp line is an expansion to the existing Guaíba pulp mill in Rio Grande do Sul state, south of Brazil. The new line has a capacity of 1.3 million tonnes per year and can be upgraded to reach 1.5 million tonnes per year with minor investments. This is an addition to the existing capacity of the mill of 500,000 tons per year.

We consider the project to be victorious, and it has brought environmental gains to our company.
Daniel Sidoruk, Recovery and Utilities Area Coordinator, CMPC Guaìba


Location Guaíba mill, Rio Grande do Sul state in southern Brazil
Customer challenge Meet the growing demand of pulp in the market with a cost efficient and sustainable new production line

Valmet's delivery covered the main process islands of the 1.3 million ton pulp line, from the cooking plant to the bales that are shipped to final users, including:

  • complete fiberline
  • pulp drying and baling
  • evaporation
  • recovery boiler
  • white liquor plant: causticizing and lime kiln
  • state-of-the-art non-condensable gas treatment system
  • integrated automation solution
  • operator training simulator for all mill process areas

Valmet's solutions for the Guaíba project were based on the best technologies available.

  • The capacity of the evaporation plant is the largest in operation in the world.
  • The stationary cooler of the lime kiln brings significant savings in the fuel oil.
  • The recovery boiler is designed for high power generation.
  • The fiberline features industry-leading operational costs, combining high pulping yield, low chemical consumption and reduced water consumption with low effluent levels.
  • The pulp dryer utilizes the most reliable technology to provide low steam consumption, and is equipped with high-speed baling lines.
  • Mill sustainability and efficiency using the best technologies
  • Production start-up as planned
  • More than 8,000 people trained with training simulator
  • Excellent HSE record during the project
  • PMI Project of the Year Awards finalist in 2016
  • Odorless mill

Pulping and fiber, South America, New lines