Fibria Awards More Contracts for Tręs Lagoas Pulp Mill Expansion Project

The new production line at Fibria's Tręs Lagoas Unit will increase its pulp production capacity by 1.75 million tons/year to reach 3.05 million tons/year.

September 16, 2015 - Fibria advanced another step in the Horizonte 2 Project, which will expand production capacity at its Tręs Lagoas pulp mill, and concluded the contracting of new service and equipment packages.

The company signed a contract with the company Veolia for the Water Station Package, which provides for the construction of three units: the first involves the production of demineralized water for the recovery boiler; the second, the treatment of raw water to convert it into treated industrial water, and the third involves treatment of wastewater. Veolia will also supply a condensate polisher unit and a seal water production unit.

The Chemical Plant Package was contracted from AkzoNobel, which will build a 60-ton capacity chlorine dioxide plant and tanks to store chemical products, all of which are used in the pulp bleaching process.

The Temporary Facilities Package, contracted from Fortes Engenharia, involves the construction of buildings exclusively for use during the works and include a social center, restaurant, medical clinic, offices and construction sites.

Fibria contracted the Administrative Services Center Management Package from the company Meta Gerencial Projetos e Obras, which will manage the cleaning, accommodation, transport, security, restaurant and worksite management services, among others.

Horizonte 2 Project – Tręs Lagoas Pulp Mill
The new production line at the Tręs Lagoas Unit will increase its pulp production capacity by 1.75 million tons/year to reach 3.05 million tons/year. With this expansion, scheduled to go operational in the fourth quarter of 2017, Fibria's total pulp production capacity, considering all of its units, will increase from the current 5.3 million tons to more than 7 million tons.

Fibria’s investment in the expansion of the Tręs Lagoas Unit is equivalent to around US$ 2.5 billion.

SOURCE: Fibria

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