Austria-headed international technology group Andritz AG has announced that it has received an order from Klabin S.A. for a complete biomass gasification plant and a new biomass handling line for its Ortigueira pulp mill in Brazil.
Klabin S.A. is the biggest paper producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, it is the only company offering one-stop-shop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. The company was founded in 1899, and it has 18 industrial plants of which 17 in Brazil and one in Argentina.
The scope of supply, the value of which has not been disclosed, includes a 51 MW biomass gasification plant, a belt dryer, a multi-fuel lime kiln burner, and biomass handling equipment with auxiliaries. By replacing 100 percent of the heavy fuel oil (HFO) currently burned in one of the mill’s lime kilns, the Andritz gasification plant will significantly reduce the mill’s carbon footprint.
The current lime kiln production will remain at 650 tonnes of reburnt lime per day.
Andritz was one of the main suppliers of major process technologies and equipment areas to the Puma II project, and also supplied major technologies and equipment to Klabin’s Puma I project, which was started up successfully in 2016.