Brazil: Plant Expansion Pöyry Wins EPCM Contract for Developing Bracell’s Star Project
The expansion of the plant is expected to increase pulp production capacity from the existing 250,000 tonnes up to 1.5 million tonnes per year. The new mill aims to produce dissolving pulp in order to meet the internal integrated demand.
Brazil – Bracell has awarded Pöyry with an EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Management) assignment to develop the BoP (Balance of Plant) of the Star Project. The services include interconnections between all process areas, turbo generators and steam distribution systems, the water cooling centre and other complementary systems.
The new mill located in Lençóis Paulista, state of São Paulo, will increase its current production capacity of 250,000 tonnes to 1.5 million tonnes per year. The new mill will be a flexible line, designed primarily to produce dissolving pulp to supply internal integrated demand.
Pöyry has been involved with the Star Project since the beginning and was responsible for conceptual study, environmental licensing support, basic engineering, and detail engineering for the site infrastructure and access road duplication.
The completion of the Star Project is scheduled for 2021.
The value of the order is not disclosed and will be booked in the Process Industries Division’s order stock for Q3/2019.