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Sulzer to supply pumps to leading eucalyptus pulp producer

Swiss liquid handling solutions provider Sulzer has signed a frame contract for process and medium consistency pumps to the Horizonte 2 project by Brazil’s Fibria Celulose.

The world’s leading eucalyptus pulp producer Fibria’s new production line will be built in the Três Lagoas Unit in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil and it is scheduled for start-up in late 2017.

The new production line, with an annual capacity of 1.59 million tonnes, will increase the capacity of the Três Lagoas mill to 2.77 million tonnes of pulp per year.

Sulzer supplies the manufacturing, testing, packaging, and installation supervision of the centrifugal pumps.

The pump package contains Sulzer's Ahlstar process pumps, MBN multistage pumps, and the latest generation of Sulzer MCE medium consistency pumps.

During the construction phase, Fibria's Horizonte 2 project is expected to create 40,000 direct and indirect jobs.

Once commissioned, the energy self-sufficient new line will generate a surplus power of 120MW.

The $2.5 billion (€2.3bn) investment is one of Brazil's largest export-oriented private investments.