Klabin commissions Pöyry for site infrastructure at its new 1.5 million tonnes/year pulp mill to be implemented in Paraná state, Brazil; startup for mill planned in Q3 2014

HELSINKI , April 4, 2012 (press release) – Pöyry's Industry Business Group has been awarded a services contract by Klabin S.A. for Environmental Study, Basic Engineering and Detailed Engineering for site infrastructure for a new pulp mill to be implemented in the state of Parana, southern Brazil. The parties have agreed that the value of the assignment will not be disclosed. The order has been booked into the first quarter 2012 order stock.

Pöyry has earlier also conducted the conceptual and pre-feasibility studies for the project.

The capacity of the new state-of-the-art pulp mill is 1.5 million tonnes per annum and the start up of the mill is planned for the third quarter of 2014. The final investment decision is expected later this year. The raw material will be eucalyptus and pine from Klabin's own plantations.

The concept of the mill is based on the use of the best available technologies and the best environmental practices, which constitute a state-of-the-art pulp mill.

The contract strengthens Pöyry's position as the leading engineering solutions provider for the pulp and paper sector in the world.

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