Suzano shares video update on Cerrado pulp mill in Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil, where it started fiber line's mechanical assembly, digester, drying and caustification in December; construction progressing on water, boiler water, effluent treatment stations

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January 16, 2023 (press release) –

The construction works for the new Suzano pulp mill, a global reference in the manufacture of bioproducts developed from the cultivation of eucalyptus, in Ribas do Rio Pardo (MS), follow the schedule with important advances registered until December 2022. work fronts can be seen in a new video released by the company on the project website or through the link: .

The main highlights of the month are the start of the mechanical assembly of the Fiber Line, as well as the digester of the same Fiber Line, Drying and Caustification. Progress can also be seen in the construction of the Water Treatment (ETA), Boiler Water Treatment (ETAC) and Effluent Treatment (ETE) stations, among other important advances in the various structures and buildings that make up the new factory. in Ribas do Rio Pardo.

The material also registers the celebration of a partnership with the Fundação Social do Trabalho (Funsat) to lift people out of the poverty line, the active search for students to join the courses offered in partnership with the National Service of Industrial Learning (Senai) and Suzano's participation in the Municipal Conference on the Rights of Children and Adolescents in Ribas do Rio Pardo.

Cerrado Project

Announced in May 2021 and confirmed by Suzano's Board of Directors in early November of the same year, the Cerrado Project will receive a total investment of BRL 19.3 billion and, at the peak of the works, should generate around 10,000 direct jobs. Scheduled to start operating in the second half of 2024, the new factory – which will be Suzano's most competitive unit – will produce 2.55 million tons of eucalyptus pulp per year, employing 3 thousand people, including own employees and third parties , in the forestry and industrial areas, and moving the entire economic chain in the region.

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