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ANDRITZ AUTOMATION to deliver simulation technologies for Klabin’s pulp mill project, Brazil


ANDRITZ AUTOMATION, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order to supply dynamic simulation solutions for Klabin’s Puma pulp mill project in Ortigueira, Paraná State, Brazil.

The scope of supply encompasses the dynamics models, DCS checkout, and Operator Training Simulator (OTS). These solutions will be used to test and verify process design concepts, identify and correct errors in the control logic, and provide realistic, hands-on training modules for the operators, helping Klabin to achieve a fast and smooth start-up. Start of pulp production is scheduled for the end of the first quarter of 2016.

ANDRITZ AUTOMATION will use its proprietary simulation tool IDEAS to model the key process areas of the pulp mill: two digesters, two fiber lines, two bleach plants, and the white liquor plant supplied by ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER, as well as the recovery boiler, evaporation plant, and power boiler delivered by other companies.

The order to supply major production equipment for Klabin’s Puma project was awarded to ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER in March 2014. Established in 1899, Klabin is the biggest producer and exporter of packaging paper in Brazil. Considered as the largest integrated pulp and paper company in the country, it exports to over 60 countries. The Puma project will demand total investments of about two billion euros, not including forest assets, improvements to infrastructure, and taxes. The new mill will have an annual production capacity of 1.5 million tons of pulp, of which 1.1 million tons in short fiber and 400 thousand tons in long fiber, part of which is to be converted into fluff pulp.

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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.

ANDRITZ AUTOMATION helps the operators of industrial plants all over the world to deliver their plant’s full potential by maximizing performance, minimizing costs, and optimizing operations. The experienced team at ANDRITZ AUTOMATION specializes in designing electrical equipment as well as control and instrumentation systems and uses globally leading simulation, process control, and training tools here. ANDRITZ AUTOMATION is technological leader in several industries (including pulp and paper, oil sands, mining, lime, chemicals, and energy).

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