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Andritz to Supply Equipment for Fibria’s Horizonte 2 Pulp Mill

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Andritz, Graz, Austria, will supply all of the production technologies and equipment for Fibria’s (Brazil) Horizonte 2 pulp mill at its TrêsLagoas unit in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.Z. The new production line will have an annual pulp production capacity of 1.75 million metric tons.

Combined with its existing capacity, already in operation, the Três Lagoas unit will reach a total annual production capacity of 3 million metric tons, making it one of the world’s largest eucalyptus pulp production sites. The order value was not disclosed, however typical order values of comparable reference projects are in the magnitude of approximately EUR 600 million, according to Andritz. The contract is expected to be put into force during the third quarter.

Andritz will supply the EPC delivery of the complete fiberline as well as the recovery island, including all relevant process steps. Production startup is scheduled for fourth quarter of 2017.

The Horizonte 2 project is one of the largest private investments in Brazil and will create 40,000 direct and indirect jobs over the two years of construction. During the peak of construction, the site will have around 10,000 workers. Once commissioned, Fibria’s new pulp line will have 3,000 direct and indirect jobs.

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