Klabin defines main partners for implementation of Puma II Project
Company has concluded negotiations with suppliers for construction of the new mill
São Paulo, May 16, 2019 – Klabin, Brazil’s largest producer and exporter of packaging paper, recently announced its new expansion cycle. The Puma II Project encompasses the assembly of two packaging paper (kraftliner) machines, with integrated pulp production, which will be installed at the company’s industrial unit in Ortigueira, Paraná. The total paper production capacity of the new machines will be 920,000 tons a year.
Work on the Puma II Project, which will receive investments estimated at R$9.1 billion, will begin in the second quarter this year and installation will be split into two phases, each expected to last 24 months. The first phase involves the construction of a main fiber line to manufacture non-bleached pulp integrated to a kraftliner paper machine, with annual capacity of 450,000 tons. The second entails the construction of a supplementary fiber line integrated to the other kraftliner paper machine, with annual capacity of 470,000 tons.
Klabin has already concluded negotiations with the main partners to implement the first phase of the Project, as follows:
– Wood Yard: Andritz;
– Causticizing and Lime Kiln: Andritz;
– Recovery Boiler and Electric Boiler: Andritz;
– Evaporator Plant: Confab Industrial /Veolia HPD;
– Turbo generator: Siemens;
– Water, Wastewater and Boiler Water Treatment Plants: SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions Brasil;
– Main Fiber Line: Valmet;
– Paper Machine: Valmet;
– Engineering and management of supplementary plants and interconnections between process islands: Pöyry
“This is the largest investment in Klabin’s history. With the Puma II Project we will significantly increase our packaging paper production capacity and become the third largest supplier of kraftliner in the global market. We will build a completely modern and sustainable mill equipped with the best technologies available in the market,” said Francisco Razzolini, Director of Industrial Technology, Innovation, Sustainability and Pulp Business.
Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop shop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.
With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.
Learn more at www.klabin.com.br.
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