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Valmet supplies key pulping equipment to CMPC Celulose Riograndense

CMPCValmet supplies the key technology for the CMPC Guaíba II pulp line in Brazil. The total value of the project is approximately EUR 800-900 million.

The new pulp line, which is an expansion to the existing Guaíba pulp mill, will have a capacity of 1.3 million tonnes per year and will be able to reach 1.5 million tonnes per year with minor investments. The new pulp line will be built in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil and is scheduled to be commissioned in the first half of 2015.

Valmet’s delivery will include the main parts of the pulp line: the cooking plant and fiberline, pulp drying and baling, evaporation, a recovery boiler, causticizing and lime kiln, and an integrated automation solution and an operator training simulator for all mill process areas.

“The confirmation of the agreement concludes an important stage in the construction process of this new pulp mill in Brazil. This is a significant step in the consolidation of a project involving a lot of people and resources. Guaíba II is a project in which many people have worked professionally and tirelessly. Valmet's professionalism and commitment to health and safety was a key element for CMPC during the decision process,” says Gonzalo García, General Secretary, Empresas CMPC.

“This major order from CMPC is a recognition of our strong capabilities as a full-scope supplier for the pulp industry,” says Pasi Laine from Valmet. “It highlights our customers’ trust in the know-how that we have developed locally to build complete pulp mills.”

CMPC Celulose Riograndense is part of the Chilean group, CMPC Celulosa, one of the largest forestry-based companies in Latin America. Its mills in Chile and Brazil produce around 2.8 million tonnes of pulp per year.