Alstom to supply air pollution control systems for greenfield pulp mill in Uruguay
ALSTOM and Botnia S.A, Uruguay, have signed a contract for the delivery of four
electrostatic precipitators (ESP's) to Botnia S.A.'s green field pulp mill
located by the town of Fray Bentos in Western Uruguay. ALSTOM's share of the
order value is close to 5 million euros.
The order is comprised of three concrete-bottom electrostatic precipitators and
flue gas ducting for the new soda recovery boiler and of a new electrostatic
precipitator for the new lime sludge kiln. The recovery boiler capacity is 4450
tDS/d with dry solids content 80%. The lime sludge kiln production capacity is
830 t/d. ALSTOM's scope of supply includes material delivery, erection
supervision and commissioning of the ESP's.
The erection at the site will start in the beginning of May 2006 and
commissioning is scheduled for July 2007.
Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts and bioenergy. The company’s pulp brand is Botnia and the sawn timber brand is Metsä Nordic Timber. The company’s bleached softwood and birch pulp grades have been developed for the production of high-quality board, tissue and printing paper and speciality products. The main applications for spruce and pine sawn timber are products for construction and interior decoration as well as window and door joinery and raw material for packaging industry. Currently employing approximately 1 200 people, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.9 billion in 2017. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.