News - Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., Headquarter



News - Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., Headquarter

Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., Headquarter

News - Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., Headquarter

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Votorantim S.A. and BNDESPAR sign agreement to combine operations of Fibria and Suzano  (Company news)

Fibria, a Brazilian company that is the world’s leading producer of eucalyptus pulp from planted forests, hereby announces that its controlling shareholders – Votorantim S.A. and BNDES Participações S.A. (BNDESPAR) – signed an agreement with Suzano Holding S.A. and with the other controlling shareholders of Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. to combine the operations and shareholder bases of Fibria and Suzano through an ownership restructuring.

Photo: Fibria CEO Marcelo Castelli

The terms and conditions of the transaction are detailed in the Material Fact notice filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM) and also available on the Investor Relations website of Fibria.

Fibria’s Board of Directors has up to 15 days to consider and vote on the terms of the agreement. Until the date of the transaction’s consummation, Fibria and Suzano will not undergo any changes in the way they conduct their activities and will continue to operate independently.

“The move strengthens Brazil’s forestry industry. The combination of Fibria and Suzano will most certainly consolidate their paths of sustained development, operational excellence, individual dedication and talent, respect for the environment and local communities and contributing to the country,” said Fibria CEO Marcelo Castelli.
(Fibria Celulose S/A)

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Suzano will invest R$720 million in projects to diversify and capture operating gains in 2017  (Company news)

The investments will be allocated to launching tissue and lignin production, debottlenecking the Imperatriz Unit and modernizing the wastewater treatment plant at Mucuri

Our company will invest around R$720 million by year-end in a set of projects to diversify our operations through higher-value products, boost our structural competitiveness, cut costs and enhance our environmental initiatives. The investments will be used to build two tissue lines, one at the Mucuri Unit in Bahia state and the other at the Imperatriz Unit in Maranhão state, and to build a lignin production line at the Limeira Unit in São Paulo state. The project to debottleneck the Imperatriz Unit also will be concluded this year, as will the projects to expand and modernize the wastewater treatment plant and to install a new crystallizer on Line 2, both at the Mucuri Unit.

These projects are included in our investment plan for 2017, which is estimated at R$1.83 billion and also includes R$1.11 billion in maintenance initiatives, including in the forestry and industrial operations. The maintenance investments aim to ensure the good operating conditions of our assets, as well as to cultivate and preserve green areas.

The production of tissue and lignin, whose startup is slated for this year, represents another step in our strategy to diversify the returns on our asset base, with the opening up of new avenues of adjacent businesses by capturing efficiency and profitability gains in our operations.

After the startup, in 2015, of the production of eucalyptus-based fluff pulp, a pioneering product at the global level, we also will launch the production of tissue, also known as sanitary paper. This product, which is used, for instance, to make toilet paper and tissues, will supply primarily markets in Brazil’s North and Northeast.

We also will invest in the production of lignin, a sub-product of the pulp manufacturing process that can be used to substitute petroleum-based products in high-value applications. Considered a new technological frontier in the pulp and paper industry, lignin applications, which currently are limited to power generation, could emerge in the construction and furniture industries, for example.

Both projects, like Eucafluff, the eucalyptus-based fluff pulp made at the Suzano Unit, represent our advances into adjacent businesses. This is one of our three strategic pillars, which also includes Structural Competitiveness and Redesigning the Industry. “We are very motivated with the advances made in our adjacent businesses. These are growth avenues that will reduce Suzano’s exposure to exogenous factors, such as foreign exchange rates and international pulp prices,” said Walter Schalka, our CEO.

In addition to Adjacent Businesses, the pillar Structural Competitiveness also will receive new investments in 2017. Once the debottlenecking of the Imperatriz Unit is concluded, the annual capacity of local production will expand from 1.5 million to 1.65 million tons of pulp.

This year, we also will conclude the project to modernize and expand the wastewater treatment plant at the Mucuri Unit, which will allow us to improve the quality of the water discharged into the Mucuri River.

Another ongoing investment this year is the installation of a new crystallizer at the Mucuri Unit, which will optimize the consumption of chemical inputs for pulp production on Line 2.
(Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A.)

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FuturaGene's eucalyptus is approved for commercial use in Brazil  (Company news)

This is the first genetically modified (GM) eucalyptus event to be approved worldwide and represents the most significant productivity milestone for the renewable plantation forest industry since the adoption of clonal technology in the early 1990’s. This approval also represents the beginning of a new era for sustainable forest management by enabling the production of more fiber, using less resources. Brazil is the first country to complete the development cycle of such a technology.

The yield increase provided by the GM eucalyptus will provide economic, environmental and social benefits. The economic benefits include increased competitiveness for the Brazilian forestry sector. The main environmental benefits derived from using less land to produce more fiber will include lowered carbon emission through the reduction of distance between the forests and the mills, reduced use of chemical inputs and greater availability of land for other purposes, such as conservation and food production.

Partners of Suzano Pulp and Paper’s outgrowers program, including small landholders, who have already benefited from the company´s best seedlings for years, will have access to the technology under terms of current contracts, which do not involve the payment of royalties.

For Stanley Hirsch, FuturaGene CEO, the approval of this technology represents a breakthrough for the forestry industry: “Producing more wood without increasing the use of natural resources is a constant challenge for all industry players. We are very proud to have developed an innovative technology that is capable of potentiating forestry industry competitiveness while benefitting society as a whole”.

FuturaGene’s yield-enhanced eucalyptus has been under development since 2001 and has undergone extensive biosafety assessment prior to submission for commercial approval. According to Dr. Hirsch, the company has several additional products at different stages of development in its pipeline. “This approval by CTNBio is an incentive for us to continue seeking innovative technological solutions that contribute for meeting the ever growing global demand for wood in a sustainable manner.”
(Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A.)

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John Crane Wins 3-Year Service Agreement from Suzano  (Company news)

Suzano Pulp and Paper has awarded John Crane a three-year Performance Plus reliability program contract, which covers professional field services and management of 1,700 rotating equipment assets to increase uptime and efficiency at four Suzano Pulp and Paper production sites in Brazil. The program will also include on-site technical training for Suzano´s maintenance and operations teams, and implementation of key performance indicators (KPIs) to track performance improvements and cost savings.
On-site technicians will be based at each of the production sites to perform proactive, preventive and corrective maintenance on mechanical seals used on their rotating equipment. John Crane will be responsible for maximizing performance and improving the reliability of Suzano’s equipment to reduce total cost of ownership and extend the average time between repairs. Suzano will also benefit from the high-performance technology used in John Crane’s seals, which will control water usage and reduce water consumption.
John Donatiello, Global Vice President of End User Sales and Service at John Crane, said: “We are proud to be entrusted with this strategic agreement and are committed to increasing Suzano’s internal efficiencies. We’ve delivered substantial increases in reliability with many of our customers, correlating to a reduction in maintenance spend and a lower total cost of ownership. We look forward to leveraging this experience and technical expertise to contribute to Suzano’s success.”
Performance Plus is John Crane’s premier service level program, which focuses on improving efficiency and reducing operating costs for customers. Some of the benefits include asset management to lower total cost of ownership and reliability services to improve mechanical seal performance. It’s common for customers to significantly reduce their maintenance costs while engaged in a Performance Plus reliability program. John Crane has 15 years of experience implementing more than 170 Performance Plus agreements. Currently, the company has 150 reliability engineers and technicians placed full time at customer sites to maintain equipment, perform daily maintenance and provide technical expertise.
(John Crane Inc.)


AkzoNobel invests €80 million to supply new Suzano pulp mill in Brazil   (Company news)

AkzoNobel is planning to invest €80 million in the construction of a new pulp Chemical Island facility in Brazil. The plant, operated by the company's Pulp and Paper Chemicals business, Eka Chemicals, will supply the Suzano Maranhão pulp mill. This is AkzoNobel's second largest investment in Brazil in the past 12 months and further expands Eka Chemicals' sustainability-focused Chemical Island concept.
"This 15-year agreement emphasizes the importance of high growth markets for AkzoNobel and will help drive the company's medium-term strategy of doubling revenue in Brazil to €1.5 billion," said Rob Frohn, AkzoNobel Executive Committee member responsible for Specialty Chemicals.
The investment will involve supplying, storing and handling all chemicals for the 1.5 million ton per year pulp mill, which is being constructed in Imperatriz, Maranhão, Brazil. The mill is expected to come on stream in the last quarter of 2013.
"We are very proud to have been awarded this project; it underlines the value our Chemical Island concept brings to our customers," said Pulp and Paper Chemicals General Manager Ruud Joosten. "The future demand for pulp and paper in Latin America and China is forecast to increase substantially over the next decade and these investments ensure that we are part of that growth."
Commenting on the agreement, Ernesto Pousada, COO at Suzano Papel e Celulose, said: "Eka Chemicals is a long and reliable partner to Suzano Papel e Celulose. Via this deal, we are ensuring our plant will use the latest and most sustainable chemicals available – something which has been key for us."
The new facility will expand AkzoNobel's well-established pulp and paper activities in Brazil. The business already successfully runs Chemical Islands, as well as other production units, on several customer sites.
(Akzo Nobel Industrial Chemicals AB)


Metso in advanced negotiations with Suzano for supply of a complete pulp mill   (Company news)

Metso and Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. are in advanced negotiations towards concluding a contract for the supply of all main pulp making technology for the 1.5 million tonnes greenfield pulp mill of Suzano Papel e Celulose, to be built in the state of Maranhão in the northeastern part of Brazil. Start-up is scheduled for the first half of 2013. At this point of the negotiations the value of the delivery is not disclosed. (Metso Oyj)


Pöyry awarded EUR 7.3 million pulp mill engineering contract in Brazil  (Company news)

Suzano Papel e Celulose Ltda, Brazil, has awarded Pöyry a contract for pre-engineering and preparatory work for mill infrastructure for a 1.3 million t/a bleached eucalyptus market pulp mill to be built in the state of Maranhao, Brazil. The value of Pöyry's assignment is about EUR 7.3 million. The client is expected to make the final investment decision in spring next year.
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 level pulp mill. Using existing eucalyptus plantations as raw material, the mill is to produce more with less use of natural resources, at low production costs, progressive environmental impact reduction and minimum risk of accidents at work.
The assignment now received strengthens Pöyry's position as the leading engineering solutions provider for the pulp and paper sector in the world.
(Pöyry Plc, Forest Industry Business Group)


Suzano Pulp and Paper to plant 145 million Eucalyptus trees in 2010   (Company news)

Suzano Pulp and Paper, one of the leading integrated pulp and paper producers in Latin America, will plant more than 145 million eucalyptus seedlings throughout 2010 to develop its forestry base. The eucalyptus trees will supply the industrial units currently in operation and the new growth cycle, allowing the company to reach, over the next decade, an annual production capacity of 7.2 million tons of pulp. This investment cycle encompasses two new mills, one in Maranhão State and another in Piauí State, which should startup in 2013 and 2014 respectively, and a third site yet to be determined, in addition to the Mucuri Unit expansion.
With this forestry investment, the company will plant approximately 398,000 trees a day. In 2009, the company planted approximately 73 million eucalyptus seedlings on its own properties; 21 million of which were allocated for the two new mills. In order to achieve these goals, Suzano invested R$ 361.1 million that year alone. In 2010, the company will intensify the work at the Forestry Units in Piauí and Maranhão, which will result in 70 million seedlings counting on the support from its nursery in Maranhão that has a capacity to produce 12 million seedlings annually, and a nursery to be set up in Piauí, with a forecasted production of 30 million seedlings per year.
Currently, the company has met 75% of its needs for land to supply the Maranhão mill and 100% of the land to ensure production in Piauí as from 2014. Over 1,700 direct employees and outsourced personnel are already working in the states of Maranhão and Piauí to meet the labor requirements needed to set up the forestry base for the units contemplated in the new growth cycle.
Also last year, Suzano plantations captured 4.3 million tons of carbon in comparison to the approximately one million tons of the gas it released into the atmosphere a positive balance. (Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A.)