April 5, 2022 - Valmet has been selected as supplier for the modernization of the fiberline no. 1 plant to CENIBRA's pulp mill in Belo Oriente in Brazil. The fiberline will be prepared for a capacity increase of 100,000 tonnes of pulp per year. The start-up is scheduled for September 2023.
The total value of an order of this type and delivery scope is typically around EUR 25-40 million, Valmet said.
The modernization is part of CENIBRA's project to increase the pulp mill capacity. After the successful supplies of the bleaching line 3 in 2016 and the bleaching line 2 in 2018, Valmet and CENIBRA agreed on supplying and installing the latest technology of Valmet TwinRoll Presses for the modernization project of the line 1.
The target of the modernization project is to cut down the chemical consumption of the bleaching process and to reduce the environmental impact.
"Along the years, CENIBRA has searched the balance between the production activities and the environmental performance, always looking for process improvements in pulp production through implementation of environmentally sustainable projects and technological innovations. The new fiberline is one step forward in this journey, increasing the pulp capacity," said Júlio Ribeiro, Industrial Director from CENIBRA.
The delivery includes an oxygen delignification stage and four new washing equipment to brown stock washing and post delignification washing. The washing utilizes the Valmet TwinRoll press technology for easy maintenance and delivers low energy consumption as well as high availability.
Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - CENIBRA is one of the world's biggest producers of bleached eucalyptus pulp (hardwood). Their annual production is approximately 1.2 million tons, of which more than 90% is exported.
Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. The company's technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. To learn more, visit: www.valmet.com.
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