Praxair signs long-term oxygen supply agreement with Fibria

Praxair signs long-term oxygen supply agreement with Fibria

9:29 AM, 7th October 2016
Praxair signs long-term oxygen supply agreement with Fibria

DANBURY, US: Praxair Inc through its Brazilian subsidiary White Martins has signed a long-term agreement expanding its supply of oxygen to Fibria Celulose S/A in Tres Lagoas, Brazil. Fibria is the world’s largest producer of eucalyptus pulp, exporting the product to customers in more than 40 countries.

Through its Horizon 2 Project, Fibria is expanding its Tres Lagoas facility, located in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. The expansion is expected to be completed in late 2017. Praxair’s new plant, also expected to start up in late 2017, is designed to increase Fibria’s productivity and support the company’s expansion of this site. Fibria currently has global annual production capacity of 5.3 million tonnes of eucalyptus pulp and is seeking to increase its capacity to 7.25 million tons annually. Fibria’s expansion will demand an additional 160 tons per day of oxygen, for use in the pulp delignification stage, also known as pre-bleaching pulp.

“White Martins is proud of the strong relationship we have built with Fibria throughout the years while serving their industrial gas needs at the Três Lagoas and Aracruz plants in Brazil,” said Domingos Bulus, president of Praxair South America. “We look forward to supporting the continued expansion of Fibria in Brazil and around the world by delivering reliable service and value-creating applications technologies.”

“As the global leader in the eucalyptus pulp market, Fibria is known for its operational excellence,” said Julio Cunha, director of engineering for the Horizon 2 Project. “That is why we have selected serious and committed suppliers that can support the growth and sustainable development of the company.”

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