Pöyry wins EPC contract to build new pulp mill in Brazil

WCN Editorial Team 13 Apr 2020 SOUTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

LD Celulose, a joint venture between Duratex and Lenzing group, has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract to Pöyry, a subsidiary of AFRY, to build a new dissolving pulp plant in Brazil.

Estimated to cost $1.3bn, the plant will have an annual production capacity of 500,000 tons of dissolving pulp. It will be located in Triângulo Mineiro (MG).

The entire production of the plant will be exported and will be supplied to Lenzing’s operations in Europe and Asia.

The services provided by Pöyry include interconnections between all the process areas, turbo generators and steam distribution systems, a water cooling centre and other complimentary systems. The plant is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

Pöyry has already been working with LD Celulose before the joint venture was formed and has been responsible in the conceptual and basic engineering development, detailed infrastructure engineering projects, external logistics studies and composing area projects along with supporting the project’s environmental licensing process.

LD Celulose CEO LuísKünzel said: “Our intention is to benefit the municipalities that comprise the hub, providing opportunities in various sectors.

“We are committed to working with the best environmental practices, and Pöyry's expertise and ability to provide sustainable engineering solutions make it the ideal partner to lead this process, from the initial stages of the project.”

Pöyry Brazil president Fábio Bellotti da Fonseca said: “We are very proud to have been awarded this important assignment, which reflects the solid evolution of this trusted partnership, and leading solutions for generations to come.”

Recently, Pöyry’s parent company AFRY and its consortium partner GRK were selected by the City of Helsinki a contract to design and construct a part of a new tram project.

The project will include the tram connection between Kalasatama and Pasila along with additional design and construction works such as streets, parks and municipal utilities.

The tram project is being built in close collaboration with Helsinki City Transport (HKL) and the vendor consortium of the first project.

It will be completed under an alliance model and has been divided into two parts. The consortium of AFRY Finland, GRK Infra and GRK Rail has been selected for the second part.

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Image: AFRY subsidiary Pöyry selected to build pulp mill in Brazil. (Credit: Pixabay/EinKaffeekostetmehrals.)

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