Friday, 03 May 2019 09:23

ANDRITZ to supply biomass handling system to Eldorado, Brazil for a biomass power plant

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Eldorado Brasil to supply a biomass handling system for their new Onça Pintada plant in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2020.

The new plant will generate energy by using biomass from eucalyptus stumps and roots as raw material and will have a capacity to produce around 50 MW of electrical energy for the national grid. The storage and reclaiming technologies for biomass utilization supplied by ANDRITZ will substantially contribute towards Eldorado Brasil’s goal of achieving effective and environmentally friendly green energy solutions.

Example of wood-based biomass used as a raw material. Photo: ANDRITZExample of wood-based biomass used as a raw material. Photo: ANDRITZ

The ANDRITZ scope of supply includes biomass receiving with two dumper trucks, a belt conveyor leading to a 270° stacker-reclaimer with 40,000 m3 storage capacity, and the belt conveyor to the power boiler.

Eldorado Brasil is one of the most advanced and competitive pulp producing companies worldwide. Its self-managed forests as well as the energy the company generates from biomass, its reuse of resources, and low carbon footprint are some of the features that distinguish the company from other industry players.

ANDRITZ GROUP

ANDRITZ is an international technology group providing plants, systems, equipment, and services for various industries. The company is one of the technology and global market leaders in the hydropower business, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and in solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. Other important fields of business are animal feed and biomass pelleting, as well as automation, where ANDRITZ offers a wide range of innovative products and services in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) sector under the brand name of Metris. In addition, the company is active in power generation (steam boiler plants, biomass power plants, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and environmental technology (flue gas and exhaust gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard, as well as recycling plants.

ANDRITZ stands for passion, partnership, perspectives and versatility – core values to which the company is committed. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With almost 170 years of experience, 29,000 employees, and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.

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