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Andritz to supply biomass handling system to Eldorado Brazil

Andritz Pulp & Paper, a subsidiary of Austria-headed international technology group Andritz AG has received an order from pulp industry major Eldorado Brasil to supply a biomass handling system for their new Onça Pintada plant in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2020.

According to a statement, the new plant will generate energy by using biomass from eucalyptus stumps and roots as raw material and will have a capacity to produce around 50 MW of electrical energy for the national grid. The storage and reclaiming technologies for biomass utilization will substantially contribute towards Eldorado Brasil’s goal of achieving effective and environmentally friendly green energy solutions.

The Andritz scope of supply includes biomass receiving with two dumper trucks, a belt conveyor leading to a 270° stacker-reclaimer with 40 000 m3 storage capacity, and the belt conveyor to the power boiler.The value of the order has not been disclosed.

Eldorado Brasil is one of the most advanced and competitive pulp producing companies worldwide. Its self-managed forests, as well as the energy the company generates from biomass, its reuse of resources, and low carbon footprint, are some of the features that distinguish the company from other industry players.

An Andritz stack reclaimer at a Finnish pulp mill woodchip yard.

An Andritz stack reclaimer at a Finnish pulp mill woodchip yard.

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