Suzano Starts Up New 1.5 Million Ton Per Year Pulp Mill in Maranhao, Brazil

Suzano has started up its new 1.5 million ton per year pulp mill in Imperatriz, Maranhao.

Jan. 2, 2013 - Suzano Papel E Celulose S.A. said that it has started up operations at its new pulp production unit located in Imperatriz, Maranhao, Brazil.

The first bale of pulp was produced on December 30 with FSC certification, Suzano said.

The new pulp mill will have eucalyptus market pulp production capacity of 1.5 million tons per year and surplus power generation of 100 MW

Suzano said mill personnel are now focused on effectively executing the ramp-up period to ensure an adequate learning curve.

Suzano expects the pulp mill to produce about 1.1 million tons in 2014.

SOURCE: Suzano Papel E Celulose S.A.