MWV Rigesa, Três Barras, Brazil

MWV Rigesa

Três Barras, Brazil

Project facts

Project Type: New paperboard line, expansion of existing mill

Production: 300,000 t/a kraft linerboard

Value: EUR 144 million (EPC Open Book)

Start-up: mid 2012

MWV Rigesa is expanding its operations at the Três Barras mill in order to meet growing customer demand for high-quality packaging solutions.

The expansion includes an installation of a new, state-of-the-art paperboard machine that will double the capacity of the existing mill. The new machine will produce 300,000  tons per year of kraft linerboard for use in the company's packaging converting operations throughout Brazil.

A water management system will enable water efficiency improvements, reducing water consumption per ton of paper produced by 65%.

Pöyry´s assignment consists of contracts for EPC Open Book of the Balance of Plant (BOP) together with the associated EPCM services, and Project Management services for the overall project management support to the client.

The total value of Pöyry's contracts is about BRL 325 million (about EUR 144 million) of which a majority consists of the EPC Open Book BOP contract. February 2011. A notice to proceed for the EPC Open Book contract is expected to be received during the first quarter of 2011 after which the value will be booked into the order stock.

The new machine is expected to be completed in mid-2012.