Eldorado Brasil achieves further production world record and sets global environmental benchmarks


After having achieved world record pulp production of 5,156 tons per day at the end of March 2014, the Eldorado Brasil pulp mill in Três Lagoas, Brazil, again set a new world record with ANDRITZ technologies in August 2014. On August 30, Eldorado Brasil produced 5,300 tons of pulp within a single day.

This means a specific drying capacity in the range of 400 tons per day and per meter of working width.

The mill also achieved important benchmarks in terms of sustainable reduction of steam and electrical power consumption, fiber loss, and water consumption. Consumption of steam and electrical power in the pulp drying plant is approximately 10% lower, and the fiber loss and fresh water consumption are about 5% lower than in comparable worldwide leading pulp mills.

The mill was started up successfully at the end of 2012 and has achieved several production records since then. ANDRITZ delivered the woodyard, cooking system, fiberline, white liquor plant, and the new generation of its pulp drying plants to Eldorado, including two parallel Twin Wire Former pulp machines, two airborne dryers, two cutter-layboys, and four bale finishing lines.

Eldorado Brasil’s greenfield pulp mill achieves annual production of around 1.5 million tons of dried, bleached eucalyptus market pulp and is thus currently the largest single-line pulp mill in the world.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 24,100 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world. The ANDRITZ GROUP ranks among the global market leaders in all four of its business areas. One of the Group’s overall strategic goals is to strengthen and extend this position. At the same time, the company aims to secure the continuation of profitable growth in the long term.

The business area is a leading global supplier of equipment, systems, and services for the production and processing of all types of pulps, paper, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and board; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service range includes modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, service and maintenance, as well as machine transfer and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, gasification plants for energy production, flue gas cleaning plants, production equipment for biofuel (second generation) and biomass pelleting, biomass torrefaction, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, plastic films, and panelboards (MDF), and recycling plants are also allocated to the business area.

New production world record: the ANDRITZ pulp drying line at Eldorado Brasil.

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