On October 26, 2019, ANDRITZ Brasil successfully completed concreting work for the base of the Line 5 debarking drum, which is part of the wood preparation equipment (ANDRITZ scope) being supplied in partnership with Afonso França.
While this work was performed in two stages in the first Puma project, this time concreting was completed in a single step. The process is highly complex because the concrete must be kept at a temperature between 18 and 22°C for this kind of concreting in order to prevent any cracking in the base. About 70 tons of ice mixed with the concrete were used to maintain this temperature.
The operation was a complete success due to the excellent teamwork by all the companies involved in the process, each one with especially dedicated teams.
KLABIN PUMA II PROJECT
Puma II has an estimated investment of $2.3 billion, the largest in Klabin’s history, and includes the construction of two kraftliner machines, integrated pulp production and a total capacity of 920 thousand tons of paper per year.