Degremont, a subsidiary of Suez Environnement, was awarded a EUR 30M contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of water treatment facilities for Klabin1, one of the main players in the Pulp and Paper industry in Brazil.
Klabin is building a EUR 2B Greenfield Kraft pulp mill in Ortigueira (Paraná State), south of Brazil, known as Puma Project. The start of the new plant’s production is forecast for the first quarter of 2016. With the new plant, Klabin’s production capacity will double until 2016. The mill will have an annual production capacity of 1.5 million tons, of which 1.1 million tons in short fibre and 400 thousand tons in long fibre, part of which is to be converted into fluff pulp2. In order to meet the high quality and quantity water needs, Degremont will provide a process water plant, equipped with the Densadeg technology followed by Aquazur filters, and a boiler feed water plant, equipped with Ion Exchange Process.
With an hourly capacity of 5,900 m3 for the process water plant and 600 m3 for the boiler feed, the new facilities are planned to start up operations in October 2015.