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Updated on 08.03.2016

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March 08, 2016 - Fibria starts assembling the recovery boiler structure at the new plant in Três Lagoas in Mato Grosso do Sul

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The metal structure weighing 4,000 tons will provide support to the boiler of the Horizonte 2 Project, weighing more than 9,000 tons

Fibria, a Brazilian forestry company and the world’s leading eucalyptus pulp producer, takes an important step this Monday (March 7th) in the Horizonte 2 Project when it starts assembling the metal structure of the recovery boiler, which will burn the biomass and generate clean energy that will power its new pulp production line in Três Lagoas.

“Erection of the first pillar of the boiler is one of the major milestones of the project and we are very pleased to have reached this stage. Work on the Horizonte 2 Project is on schedule and we reaffirm our forecast of inaugurating the second production line at Três Lagoas in the fourth quarter of 2017”, said Marcelo Castelli, CEO of Fibria, who took part in the ceremony.

Pulp production at Fibria is based on a sustainable energy matrix. Electricity is generated from burning the waste known as solid and liquid biomass, which are wood byproducts from the process. This waste is burnt in boilers to generate steam, which is then converted into energy.

“The start of this phase is of fundamental importance for completing a competitive project through which we seek to combine energy savings and the best utilization of resources,” said Júlio Cunha, the chief engineering officer of the Horizonte 2 Project.

caldeira_2_wpThe supporting structure for the boiler weighs about 9,000 tons and will be erected by Andritz, which is charged with supplying the package consisting of the wood chip yard, fiber line (cooking, washing and bleaching), drying machine, recovery boiler, evaporation, causticizing and lime kiln. It will be assisted in this process by two other companies: Metacs and P&E.

“This is an important milestone that starts the electromechanical assembly of the recovery boiler. We thank Fibria and all the partner companies for their efforts and for meeting the deadline while ensuring quality. We still have a lot more to do, but all this prepares us to go much further in this project,” said Luis Mario Bordini, CEO of Andritz Brasil.

With investments of R$8.7 billion (equivalent to around US$2.2 billion), Fibria’s expansion project will create 40,000 jobs during the construction phase and 3,000 direct and indirect jobs at the end of the project. The Três Lagoas Unit will have its annual pulp production capacity increased by 1.75 million tons. With this expansion, Fibria’s Três Lagoas Unit will have total annual pulp production capacity of 3.05 million tons, making it one of the world’s largest pulp producers.

 

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 www.fibria.com.br

 

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