Brazil's Eldorado starts work on world's biggest pulp mill, also considers integrated tissue plant

Brazil's Eldorado starts work on world's biggest pulp mill, also considers integrated tissue plant

TRÊS LAGOAS, June 22, 2010 (PPI Latin America) - The city of Três Lagoas in the Brazilian Midwest has definitely made its mark on the pulp and paper industry map with a project that will make it the largest pulp producer in the world. After Fibria started up its 1.3 million tonnes/yr plant in 2009, the announcement that Eldorado Brasil will build a 1.5 million tonnes/yr bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp mill in the city, raises the Mato Grosso do Sul municipality's pulp production to 2.8 million tonnes/yr.

Eldorado's stone-laying ceremony was held June 15, when about 300 people gathered at the site where the mill will be constructed close to the Paraná river. The project will take about 27 months to complete. The infrastructure development is headed by Finland's Pöyry, which was also responsible for building Fibria's facility. The site has room to house two more greenfield pulp lines.



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