Portucel, Setúbal Paper Mill

Excellent teamwork at the Setúbal site

Setúbalin, Portugal

Project facts

Product: Uncoated fine paper, A4, A3 and folio

Capacity: 500 000 tons per year

Total Investment: EUR 500 M

Start-up: August, 2009

Pöyry is the main engineering consultant for Portucel´s new paper mill project, PM4, at Setúbalin in Portugal. The scope includes complete mill engineering, site services, commissioning and start-up services. The assignment is implemented as an EPCM project, accommodated to the clients requirements. From the very beginning the client placed Pöyry's experts in their site organisation.

The paper machine is designed to produce about 500,000 t/a uncoated fine paper, which will be processed at the site into A4 and A3 office papers and folio sheets. The products will be marketed around the world.

After this investment the pulp mill in Setubal will be fully integrated with the paper production. Raw material for the pulp is planted eucalyptus.

The assignment is a continuation of Poyry's good relationship with the Portucel Soporcel Group, for whom two paper machine projects were recently carried out at the Figueira mill.