Suzano to build new pulp mill with 2.3 million t capacity in Brazil

Productive capacity increase
Suzano will increase eucalyptus pulp capacity
17 May 2021 − 

Brazilian paper and pulp group Suzano will build a new pulp mill in Brazil with the world's largest fibre line and a capacity of 2.3 million t of eucalyptus pulp.

Production is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2024, the company announced in mid-May. The large-scale project, called Cerrado, is being built in the Ribas do Rio Pardo region in the Brazilian state of Mato Gross do Sul. It will be one of the largest private-sector investments currently being developed in Brazil, with an estimated budget of BRL14.7bn (currently around €2.3bn). According to Suzano, 85 per cent of the wood required for the new mill is already under contract.

Suzano had already received a building permit for the plant in 2019. At that time, no details about the schedule were published.

After commissioning of the new production facility, Suzano's production capacity for pulp will increase by 20 per cent from currently 10.9 million t to 13.2 million t and will reinforce Suzano’s position as a world market leader for hardwood pulp.

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