Fibria’s second mill at Três Lagoas (MS) concludes its learning curve
São Paulo, May 22, 2018 – Fibria’s second pulp production line at Três Lagoas (MS) concluded its learning curve yesterday (May 21). This means that, in the last 30 days, the company’s newest mill produced the average of its nominal capacity. All this less than nine months after the mill’s startup in the second half of last year. Considering the size and complexity of the new line, this period makes the Horizonte 2 Project a global benchmark.
The annual capacity of the company’s second line at the Três Lagoas mill is 1.95 million tons of eucalyptus pulp. The company’s challenge was to maintain the daily average production of 5,508 tons for 30 consecutive days. During the learning curve period, Fibria exceeded estimated production by 153,000 tons.
“This is one more milestone of a project of excellence, which makes us very proud. We knew we would face challenges while starting production at one of the world’s largest and most modern pulp mills. Completing the learning curve within the desired time is proof of the qualification of our professionals and the quality of work from the engineering phase to the operational phase. Integration and synergy with the Forest team, responsible for supplying wood, and with the Logistics team, which surmounted several obstacles related to the shipment of production were fundamental for achieving this result, not to mention the assistance received from all support areas,” said Fibria CEO, Marcelo Castelli.
The world leader in eucalyptus pulp production, Fibria strives to meet, in a sustainable manner, the growing global demand for products from planted forests. With annual pulp production capacity of 7.25 million tons, the company has industrial units in Aracruz (Espírito Santo), Jacareí (São Paulo) and Três Lagoas (Mato Grosso do Sul), as well as in Eunápolis (Bahia), where it operates Veracel in a joint venture with Stora Enso. Fibria has 1,092,000 hectares of forests, which include 656,000 hectares of planted forests, 374,000 hectares earmarked for environmental preservation and conservation, and 61,000 hectares destined for other uses. The pulp produced by Fibria is exported to more than 35 countries and is the raw material for educational, health, hygiene and cleaning products. Learn more at www.fibria.com.br
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