Sulzer is the key equipment supplier for many major recent pulp, paper, and board mill investments. Our products cover most of the processes, including water and wastewater applications. The ability to offer complete and high-efficient solutions for overall pumping and mixing needs in the pulp and paper industry together with the reliable services makes us a key partner for every new project in the industry.
Sulzer products equip the new greenfield pulp mill of Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., one of the largest forestry-based companies in Latin America, in the state of Maranhão in northeastern Brazil. The package of around 400 Sulzer pumps contains double suction pumps type Z22, AHLSTAR and BE process pumps, submersible pumps types ABS XFP, ABS AFP and Scavenger, Salomix and Scaba agitators, as well as medium consistency pumps. The Imperatriz mill has a planned production capacity of 1.5 million tons of pulp per year.
In 2016, Sulzer was awarded a frame contract for process and medium consistency pumps to Fibria Celulose SA’s new production line in Três Lagoas, Brazil. The new production line has a planned annual capacity of 1.95 million tons of pulp. The pump package contains our efficient AHLSTAR process pumps, MBN multistage pumps and the latest generation of Sulzer MCE medium consistency pumps.
Also in 2016, Sulzer was granted an order for the delivery of an extensive process pump package to Metsä Group’s next-generation bio product mill in Äänekoski, Finland. The investment is the largest ever in the wood-processing industry in Finland. The mill’s planned annual pulp production is 1.3 million tons, of which 800’000 tons softwood pulp and 500’000 tons hardwood pulp. Besides pulp, the mill produces a broad range of bio products, such as tall oil, turpentine, lignin products, bioelectricity and wood fuel. We delivered efficient AHLSTAR process pumps, the latest generation of Sulzer MCE medium consistency pumps, as well as agitators and vacuum pumps to the bio product mill, altogether 400+ equipment.
The Sulzer equipment for these major projects is designed for high reliability and energy efficiency as well as for low operating costs, and will reduce the customers’ total costs of ownership (TCO).