Valmet and Klabin S.A. have signed the supply contract, according to which Valmet will supply two pulp drying lines to Klabin's new plant in Ortigueira in Paraná, Brazil. Valmet announced the letter of intent of the delivery on March 7, 2014.
The project is included in Valmet's orders received in the second quarter of 2014. A project of this size and scope is typically valued at EUR 150 - 200 million.
The pulp dryer investment is part of Klabin's Puma project. The annual production capacity of Klabin's new plant will be 1.5 million tons and consists of both softwood fluff pulp and eucalyptus hardwood market pulp. The start-up of the new plant is scheduled to be in the first half of 2016.
The employment impact of Valmet's project delivery to Klabin is expected to be in total around 500 man years mainly in Finland, Sweden and Brazil.
Information about Klabin S.A.
Klabin is the biggest paper producer and exporter in Brazil. It produces packaging paper and board, corrugated packaging and industrial bags in addition to selling timber in logs. Klabin has 16 industrial plants of which 15 in Brazil and one in Argentina. The company was founded in 1899.