ANDRITZ HELPED US CREATE A MILL THAT RUNS WELL ABOVE EXPECTATIONS
ANDRITZ was chosen to supply the major part of the process islands for Eldorado Celulose e Papel S.A on an EPC-C basis, with contracts being signed in November 2010. The scope of supply included the delivery of the bleaching systems; and white liquor plant with recausticizing and lime kiln. The delivery also included the latest generation of pulp drying plants, including two parallel twin wire former pulp machines, two airborne dryers, two cutter-layboys with a 6,670 mm working width; and four baling finishing lines.
“Many professionals who joined the Eldorado mill project had previously worked with ANDRITZ from other pulp producers in the industry, so they already knew the quality of technology and expertise that the company provided in the pulp area,” continues Monteiro.
The mill was successfully started at the end of 2012 and has since broken a number of production records, including an outstanding record of 5,576 admt/d in September 2019 when it also ran for 200 days without a sheet break on its MS2 line.
However, the mill has continued running faster and faster with more and more pulp being produced. Marcelo Martins, General Industrial Manager at Eldorado says, “Choosing ANDRITZ was definitely
the right move for us at Eldorado. From the woodyard and chip preparation to the fiberline and drying, as well as the implementation of Metris OPP digital solutions for optimizing production at the mill, the numbers speak for themselves; we originally had what we saw as a challenging target of producing 1.5 million t/y and we have now exceeded that with our latest production figures of 1.8 million t/y for 2022.
“ANDRITZ helped us create a mill that goes beyond our expectations. We also plan to go beyond
those records in the future; in fact, we are already challenging ourselves to reach even higher goals.”