Poyry secures EPCM contract for Project Star in Lencois Paulista, Brazil


Finnish consulting and engineering firm Poyry has secured an engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) contract from Bracell to develop Balance of Plant (BoP) of the Project Star.

Last month, Bracell, which is part of Singapore-based Royal Golden Eagle (RGE), announced the details of the R$7 billion expansion known as Project Star to increase the manufacture of dissolving pulp underway in the state of São Paulo.

Under the contract, Poyry will provide interconnections between all process areas, turbo generators and steam distribution systems, the water cooling center and other complementary systems.

Located in Lencois Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil, the new mill will ramp up its pulp production capacity to 1.5 million tons per year from existing 250,000 tons.

Poyry bags EPCM contract for Project Star in Lencois Paulista, Brazil

Poyry bags EPCM contract for Project Star in Lencois Paulista, Brazil. Image courtesy of Stuart Miles/Freedigitalphotos.net.

Bracell’s Sao Paulo expansion project is expected to generate 7,500 direct and indirect jobs during the peak of the project.

The new mill, a flexible line, manufactures dissolving pulp to supply internal integrated demand.

Involved with the Project Star since the beginning, Poyry was responsible for the conceptual study, environmental licensing support, basic engineering, and detail engineering for the site infrastructure and access road duplication.

Poyry has not disclosed the value of the order, which will be booked in the Process Industries Division’s order stock for Q3/2019.

The Project Star, which reportedly represents the largest private investment in the state of Sao Paulo in the last 20 years, is scheduled to be completed in 2021.

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