Brazil: 2.3 Billion Dollar Project Pöyry to Lead Expansion Project at Klabin Paper Factory
Klabin, the largest producer and exporter of packaging paper in Brazil, has awarded Pöyry with an EPCM (Engineering, procurement and construction management) assignment to develop the BOP (Balance of Plant) for the first phase of the Puma II project.
Vantaa/Finland — The Puma II Project is the largest investment in Klabin's history, estimated at $ 2.3 billion, and comprises the construction of two kraftliner paper machines, with integrated pulp production, which will increase the paper production capacity of the company by 920,000 tons per year. Pöyry's services for this project include the detail engineering of all disciplines, procurement and construction management services of the complementary plants and interconnections between process islands. The works will start in the second quarter of 2019 and its installation will take place in two stages, with a duration time of 24 months each. The value of the order was not disclosed.
The engineering company has been involved with the Puma II Project since the beginning and was responsible for the Conceptual Study, Basic Engineering and Investment Estimate. According to Fábio Bellotti da Fonseca, president of the company in Brazil, this agreement reinforces their position as a world leader in consulting and engineering in pulp and paper, and reflects the long-standing trust and co-operation established with Klabin.