LD Celulose S.A., a joint venture between Duratex and Lenzing group, awarded Pöyry, part of AFRY, with an EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management) assignment for the BOP (Balance of Plant) of the plant that will have the capacity to produce 500,000 tons of dissolving pulp per year and will represent an investment of US $ 1.3 billion. The services provided by Pöyry, part of AFRY, include interconnections between all process areas, turbo generators and steam distribution systems, the water cooling center and other complimentary systems.
Pöyry has been working as LD Celulose´s partner already, before the joint venture was formed, being responsible for conceptual and basic engineering development, detailed infrastructure engineering projects, external logistics studies and composing area projects, as well as supporting the project's environmental licensing process.
Luís Künzel, CEO of LD Celulose S.A. emphasizes that the new dissolving pulp plant will bring a positive socioeconomic impact throughout the region. “Our intention is to benefit the municipalities that comprise the hub, providing opportunities in various sectors. We are committed to working with the best environmental practices, and Pöyry's expertise and ability to provide sustainable engineering solutions make it the ideal partner to lead this process, from the initial stages of the project,” states Künzel.
“We are very proud to have been awarded this important assignment, which reflects the solid evolution of this trusted partnership, and leading solutions for generations to come,” says Fábio Bellotti da Fonseca, President of Pöyry in Brazil.
The LD Celulose new plant will be installed in Duratex's forest area, located in Triângulo Mineiro (MG), and all production will be destined for exportation, supplying Lenzing group's operations in Europe and Asia.