Image: Rio Pardo, Sao Paulo state. Diego Torres Silvestre CC

Brazilian pulp and tissue producer Suzano has invested in a five-year contract with Andritz that will cover maintenance modules for its new mill currently being constructed in Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil.  

With an annual production capacity of 2.55 million tons, the supplier said Suzano’s new mill will be the world’s largest plant with a single eucalyptus production line. 

The contract covers several maintenance modules for all process islands and equipment of the new mill, which is scheduled to start up by June 2024.  

The modules comprise lubrication as well as predictive and inspection maintenance services, including vibration and thermographic analysis of electrical and mechanical equipment.