Pöyry has been awarded BOP-EPCM and Owner's Engineering contracts for a greenfield pulp mill project in Brazil for Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. The mill will be built in the state of Maranhão in the north eastern part of Brazil.
The new pulp mill will produce 1.5 million tonnes of bleached eucalyptus market pulp per year. The company's main products, sold on the domestic and international markets, are eucalyptus pulp, printing and writing paper and paperboard.
The concept of the mill is based on the use of the best available technologies and the best environmental practices, which constitute a state-of-the-art level pulp mill.
Pöyry's assignment includes Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services for the Balance of Plant (BOP), and the Owners' Engineering services during the project implementation. In peak time around 120 people from Pöyry will be working on the project, both in the São Paulo office and at the plant, in Imperatriz.
Pöyry has been involved in the project since April 2009 when awarded a contract for conceptual and environmental studies. In 2010 continued with pre-engineering and preparatory work for the mill infrastructure.
Start-up is scheduled for the first half of 2013.