Andritz to supply key process equipment for Bracell's new mill in Brazil
December 20, 2019
Andritz has received an order from Bracell to supply energy-efficient and environmentally friendly pulp production technologies and key process equipment for Bracell's Project "STAR" in Lençóis Paulista, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2021.
Andritz will provide four of the six most important process islands in the pulp mill, which are to be supplied on EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Civil Construction) basis. A complete Wood Processing Plant using Andritz's proven technologies and including chipping lines, stacker-reclaimer, chip screening, biomass handling with Andritz BioCrushers, and biomass storage.
An Andritz HERB Recovery Boiler with high steam parameters of 101 bar(a) and 515°C to maximize power generation. At the beginning of December 2019, Andritz successfully completed assembly of the first Recovery Boiler column.
Environmentally friendly hardwood Fiber Lines that ensure low-effluent emissions, can produce both kraft and dissolving pulp, and which also include a chip feed system, LoSolids continuous cooking system with Pre-Hydrolysis Vessel (PHV), screen room and bleach plant, as well as ANDRITZ's DD-Washer technology, ensuring low operating costs, low emissions, extremely high washing efficiency, and excellent fiber quality. The cooking plant for the fiberline is state of the art in the continuous cooking process for production of dissolving pulp.
A new innovative EvoDry Pulp Drying System with energy-efficient pulp drying based on the high-capacity Twin Wire Former technology, with airborne dryers, cutter-layboy and baling lines. The approach flow with cleaner systems ensures homogeneous pulp feed to the subsequent process stage for both types of pulps - dissolving and kraft.