Graz, March 6,2014.International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Klabin, thelargestintegrated pulp and paper company in Brazil, to supply major production equipment for Klabin’snew 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 thereofin 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.
The ANDRITZ GROUP
The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, the production of animal feed and biomass pellets, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and biomass torrefaction plants. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,700 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 220 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.