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Updated on 07.04.2016


April 07, 2016 - Fibria contracts new services for expansion of Três Lagoas Unit in Mato Grosso do Sul

New package includes electromechanical assembly of interconnections of all process areas at the company’s new pulp production line

Três Lagoas, April 6, 2016 – Fibria, a Brazilian forestry company and the world’s leading eucalyptus pulp producer, has contracted the execution of electromechanical assembly, known as Balance of Plant (BoP), to interconnect all the process areas at the Horizonte 2 Project, which involves expansion of the pulp production line at the Três Lagoas Unit in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.

In this first stage, the electrical and mechanical assembly will focus on installing pipe racks, which are metal structures used to support pipelines that transport the inputs used in the pulp production process, such as chemicals, water and compressed air, among others, as well as in the manufacture of chimney ducts and water sourcing and wastewater treatment pipes.

The electromechanical assembly will be executed by Imetame Metalmecânica, while Pöyry will be responsible for the engineering and management of the package.

“The BOP is going according to schedule. Starting this phase is essential to meet the goals of the project, which will make Fibria’s Três Lagoas Unit one of the world’s largest pulp plants,” says Maurício Miranda, general manager of engineering at the Horizonte 2 Project.

With an investment of R$8.7 billion, Fibria’s expansion project will create 40,000 jobs during construction and 3,000 direct and indirect jobs once the project is completed. The Três Lagoas Unit will have its annual pulp production capacity expanded by 1.75 million tons, which will take its total annual pulp production capacity to 3.05 million tons.


About Fibria

The world leader in eucalyptus pulp production, Fibria strives to meet the growing global demand for forestry products in a sustainable manner. With production capacity of 5.3 million tons of pulp per year, it 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 operation with Stora Enso. Fibria has 969,000 hectares of forests, with 568,000 hectares of planted forests, 338,000 hectares of environmental preservation and conservation areas and 63,000 hectares destined for other uses. The pulp manufactured by Fibria is exported to more than 40 countries. In May 2015, Fibria announced the expansion of its Três Lagoas unit, which will receive a new line with annual pulp production capacity of 1.75 million tons and is slated for startup in the fourth quarter of 2017.Learn more at


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