ANDRITZ to supply gasification plant and biomass handling line to Klabin’s Puma II project in Brazil
Graz, Austria - International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Klabin for a complete biomass gasification plant and a new biomass handling line for the company’s Ortigueira mill in Brazil.
ANDRITZ was one of the main suppliers of major process technologies and equipment areas to the Puma II project, and also supplied major technologies and equipment to Klabin’s Puma I project, which was started up successfully in 2016.
Puma II is a $2.3 billion expansion which consists of the construction of two new containerboard machines, along with production of integrated pulp. The total capacity of the new machines will be 920,000 tons per year of kraft liner paper.
The scope of ANDRITZ’s supply includes a 51 MW gasification plant, a belt-dryer, a multi-fuel lime kiln burner and biomass handling equipment with auxiliaries. By replacing 100% of the heavy fuel oil currently burned in one of the mill’s lime kilns, the ANDRITZ gasification plant will significantly reduce the mill’s carbon footprint. The current lime kiln production will remain at 650 tons of re-burnt lime per day.
In the gasification sector, ANDRITZ offers advanced and state-of-the-art technologies, combining high efficiency with quality gas output for the replacement of fossil fuels.