PaperAge Magazine

Pöyry Awarded EPCM Assignment by Bracell for Pulp Mill Expansion in Brazil

Bracell pulp mill in Lencois Paulista Bracell has begun a capacity expansion project at its pulp mill in Lencois Paulista (formerly Lwarcel Celulose), which will increase the mill's capacity from 250,000 tpy by an additional 1,250,000 tpy to reach 1.5 million tpy.

August 29, 2019 - Pöyry announced that it has been awarded an EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Management) assignment by Bracell to develop the BoP (Balance of Plant) of Bracell's 'Project Star'.

Project Star involves Bracell's pulp mill in Lencois Paulista (formerly Lwarcel), Sao Paulo, Brazil. The project will increase the mill's current production capacity of 250,000 tons to 1.5 million tons per year. The new mill will be a flexible line, designed primarily to produce dissolving pulp to supply internal integrated demand.

Pöyry's services include interconnections between all process areas, turbo generators and steam distribution systems, the water cooling center and other complementary systems.

Work on the mill's expansion has already begun.

Pöyry has been involved with Project Star since the beginning and was responsible for conceptual study, environmental licensing support, basic engineering, and detail engineering for the site infrastructure and access road duplication.

The completion of the expansion project is scheduled for 2021.

About Bracell

Bracell, a part of RGE's group of companies, is a leading producer of dissolving pulp and specialty cellulose. It manages approximately 234,000 hectares of owned land and has an installed annual production capacity of 750,000 tons of pulp and employs almost 7,000 people in the two states where it operates. To learn more, please visit:

Pöyry is an international leader within engineering, design and advisory services. To learn more, please visit:

SOURCE: Pöyry and Bracell