Valmet will deliver a complete tissue line including a tissue making line and converting equipment to Suzano Papel e Celulose in Brazil. The order also includes a biomass boiler. The tissue order also includes an extensive automation package, flow control valves and Valmet Industrial Internet solutions.
The value of the total order will not be disclosed, but such an order is typically worth around Euro 100 million. The tissue making line, converting equipment and the biomass boiler will be installed at the Aracruz mill in Espírito Santo, Brazil. The target of the investment is to meet the Brazilian consumers' increasing demand of high-quality tissue products with low environmental impact. The start-up is scheduled for the Q1 2026.
The new Valmet bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) boiler, which is scheduled to start operating in the last quarter of 2025, will use biomass to produce steam, which in turn is used in the cellulose process and in the generation of electrical energy. The new biomass boiler will increase the mill's energy efficiency, contributing to operational stability. It will also result in significant environmental benefits by reducing particle emissions.
The new tissue making line will have an annual production capacity of 60,000 tons. The tissue making line and converting lines are optimized to save energy and deliver excellent paper properties.
Valmet's scope of supply comprises a complete tissue production line including Advantage DCT 200 tissue machine with OptiFlo headbox and Yankee cylinder. It will also be featured with the Advantage tissue technology including ViscoNip press, ReDry, AirCap hood with Air system, WetDust systems and a SoftReel reel. Valmet will also deliver detailed mill engineering, stock preparation equipment as well as automation, including Valmet DNA Distributed Control System (DCS) with built-in machine condition monitoring, Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS) and Softness sensor. In addition, Valmet will supply its Constellation converting lines, based on four rolls rewinder technology. The delivery also includes Valmet's flow control solutions and Performance Center services.
Suzano is the world's largest pulp producer, one of the largest paper producers in Latin America.