ANDRITZ AUTOMATION, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order to supply dynamic simulation solutions for Klabin’s Puma pulp mill project in Ortigueira, Paraná State, Brazil.
The scope of supply encompasses the dynamics models, DCS checkout, and Operator Training Simulator (OTS). These solutions will be used to test and verify process design concepts, identify and correct errors in the control logic, and provide realistic, hands-on training modules for the operators, helping Klabin to achieve a fast and smooth start-up. Start of pulp production is scheduled for the end of the first quarter of 2016.
ANDRITZ AUTOMATION will use its proprietary simulation tool IDEAS to model the key process areas of the pulp mill: two digesters, two fiber lines, two bleach plants, and the white liquor plant supplied by ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER, as well as the recovery boiler, evaporation plant, and power boiler delivered by other companies.
The order to supply major production equipment for Klabin’s Puma project was awarded to ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER in March 2014. Established in 1899, Klabin is the biggest producer and exporter of packaging paper in Brazil. Considered as the largest integrated pulp and paper company in the country, it exports to over 60 countries. The Puma project will demand total investments of about two billion euros, not including forest assets, improvements to infrastructure, and taxes. The new mill will have an annual production capacity of 1.5 million tons of pulp, of which 1.1 million tons in short fiber and 400 thousand tons in long fiber, part of which is to be converted into fluff pulp.