Babcock & Wilson Environmental to designsupply Brazil cooling towers

Akron, Ohio - Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) Environmental will design and supply highly-efficient SPIG S.p.A. cooling towers for a pulp mill operated by LD Celulose S.A. in the Triângulo Mineiro region in Brazil. The contract is valued at approximately $2 million.

The cooling towers and other equipment are scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2021.

LD Celulose S.A. is a joint-venture between the Austriabased Lenzing Group and the Brazil-based Duratex. The plant will produce 500,000 tons of soluble cellulose annually

“ERCO’s efficient process technology solutions combined with AFRY’s strong EPCM expertise were one of our key selection criteria,” said project manager Jari-Pekka Johansson at Metsä Fibre.

“B&W Environmental’s specialized SPIG cooling solutions can be tailored for the needs of the pulp and paper industry and for soluble cellulose production,” said SPIG managing director Alberto Galantini, adding the company is seeing a growing market in South America for its services.

“For this project, we will provide SPIG cooling tower cells with concrete structures, engineered to meet our customer’s specifications,” he said.

The limited drift of the SPIG 10-cell, concrete cooling system reduces water emissions to the fan stack, reducing overall water use and maximizing efficiency, while high-quality, resistant materials provide the tower with an extended operable lifespan. B&W Environmental’s experience includes wet, dry and wet/dry hybrid cooling solutions as dictated by site-specific requirements. The company’s specialized services include preventive maintenance, equipment upgrades, replacement and spare parts, online performance monitoring, and a commitment to research and development to continually seek new and more efficient cooling system solutions.

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