Finnish duo makes an impact in Brazil
Finnish companies Valmet and Pöyry have both recently announced significant developments in Brazil.
First up, a pair of Valmet-delivered pulp drying lines has started up at Klabin’s landmark new pulp mill in Ortigueira city, Paraná state. The development represents the largest investment in Klabin’s history.
“This is a great achievement to our team who has worked hard to build one of the biggest drying machines in the world, with 9.5 metres width,” says Norbert Schwarz, project manager at Valmet. “Now the two biggest drying machines in the world are running in Brazil, both supplied by Valmet.”
Klabin’s new pulp mill will have the capacity to produce 1.5 million tons of pulp per year. It produces bleached hardwood pulp from eucalyptus and bleached softwood pulp made of pine. Part of this softwood can be converted into fluff pulp, making the mill the only in the world designed to produce all three fibres.
Meanwhile, Pöyry has been awarded the Owner’s Engineer services assignment for a state-of-the-art metro extension in São Paulo.
The 14.3 km-long ‘Yellow’ Line 4 consists of 11 stations, and is being built in two stages. The first implementation stage of 12.8 km is already in operation.
Pöyry’s work on the fully underground metro project encompasses project management oversight consultancy services. This includes technical and financial reports on the development of the project, along with the provision of additional process tools to ensure that the project meets its cost, schedule and quality objectives.