• Pulp sales of 2,527 thousand tons (stable vs. 3Q19). • Paper sales of 319 thousand tons (+2% vs. 3Q19). • Adjusted EBITDA1 and Operating cash generation² of: R$3.8 billion and R$2.9 billion, respectively. • Adjusted EBITDA1 /ton3 from pulp of R$1,339/ton (+56% vs. 3Q19). • Adjusted EBITDA1 /ton4 of paper of R$1,236/ton (+1% vs. 3Q19). • Average net pulp price – export market: US$458/t (-13% vs. 3Q19). • Average net paper price5 of R$4,081/ton (+1% vs. 3Q19). • Pulp cash cost ex-downtime of R$600/ton (-8% vs. 3Q19). • Capture of operating synergies in line with planning. • Recovery of ICMS credits in Espírito Santo in the gross amount of R$146 million.
International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Kruger’s Trois-Rivières Mill, located in Québec, Canada, for a major reconfiguration of their TMP (thermo-mechanical pulp) peroxide bleach plant.
Start-up is scheduled for the final quarter of 2018.
The scope of supply includes:
Delivery of new ANDRITZ components: HC mixer, HC bleach tower discharge system, two MC pumps
One reconditioned pulp screw press
Upgrade of two existing twin wire presses to achieve a higher production rate
Modification of one existing ANDRITZ twin wire press to move the drive to the other side
Basic engineering, erection supervision, as well as commissioning and start-up assistance are also part of the ANDRITZ scope.
Kruger decided to place this order with ANDRITZ because of the longstanding excellent business relationship between the two companies, ANDRITZ’s full process capabilities, and its flexibility to use new as well as used and rebuilt components.