Poyry Awarded EPCM Contract from CMPC for Guaiba Pulp Mill

March 14, 2013 - Poyry said that it has been awarded an engineering contract by CMPC Celulose Riograndense for the expansion of the company's Guaiba pulp mill in Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

The contract includes Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services for the Balance of Plant (BOP) and involves integrating the different processes of the mill, Poyry said.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The engineering and project management services will start immediately, Poyry added.

According to Poyry, the capacity of the new state-of-the-art pulp mill is 1.3 million tonnes per year and the startup of the mill is planned for the first quarter of 2015. The bleached eucalyptus pulp production line is the largest investment in the CMPC history.

Poyry has been involved in the project since October of 2010 when CMPC awarded Poyry an assignment for feasibility studies and basic engineering. The company was also awarded a preparatory work for the mill infrastructure.

The concept of the mill is based on the use of the best available technologies (BAT) and the best environmental practices, Poyry said.