Winterthur, Switzerland 18 December 2013 -- Sulzer Pumps received an order to supply more than 400 pumps and agitators to CMPC Celulose Riograndense S.A. (CMPC), one of the largest forestry-based companies in Latin America.
The order is one of the biggest project orders to Sulzer Pumps ever in Pulp and Paper Industry. The investment is part of the expansion project for the Guaíba 2 pulp line, a CMPC plant located in Southern Brazil. Metso is the key technology supplier for the main parts of the pulp line and the key partner of Sulzer Pumps in this project.
The scope of supply of Sulzer Pumps includes manufacturing, testing, packaging and installation supervision of pumps. The pump package contains AHLSTAR process pumps, MBN multistage pumps and ZPP double suction pumps as well as medium consistency pumps developed in close collaboration with Metso. Furthermore, SALOMIX and Scaba agitators, submersible pumps from the ABS XFP and Scavenger series, mixers, control panels and accessories were also provided.
Sulzer Pumps products cover most of the processes in pulp and paper plant, including water and wastewater applications. The ability to offer complete and high-efficient solutions for overall pumping and mixing needs in the pulp and paper industry makes Sulzer Pumps a key full-line supplier for every new project in the area.
The expansion of the plant will allow CMPC to increase its production capacity to 1.75 million tons of pulp per year – almost three times the current capability.