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18 ANDRITZ


Pulp Paper & Logistics


Pumping up the action in Brazil


More than 400 pumps for process and special applications were supplied by Andritz for Klabin’s new R$8.5 billion mill in Brazil. PPL reports


of Andritz Hydro, one of Andritz’s main business areas. Almost all of the pumps at the Puma Mill – located at Ortigueira in Paraná state and one of the largest and most advanced mills in the world with capacity for 1.5 million tons of pulp a year when


T November/December 2016


he start-up of Klabin’s new pulp mill in Brazil has special significance for the Pumps Division


it started up at the end of June – were supplied by Andritz. The order for 425 centrifugal pumps – including 19 medium- consistency pumps – was one of the largest orders the division has received from the pulp industry.


The decision to use Andritz pumps resulted in a frame agreement through which the EPC contractors at the Puma Mill could


specify Andritz pumping systems for its various process areas. In total, there were nine EPC groups plus Klabin with specific needs, delivery times, etc, coordinated by Andritz Hydro. In addition to the logistics


of order handling, Andritz specialists were in demand for pump sizing, drawings, documents, and other engineering tasks.


Single-stage centrifugal pumps are used as process pumps in the various areas of the pulp mill. With efficiency of up to 90 per cent and the ability to transport pulp suspensions of up to 6 per cent, these pumps are true all-rounders.


Most of the pumps were supplied through Andritz Hydro’s Brazilian subsidiary. The pumps were manufactured at Andritz


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