A Chilean company is making the largest investment in company history to build a new pulp production line with an annual capacity of 1,560,000 tons. Valmet will supply Arauco with pulp drying and baling equipment, a recovery boiler and a biomass boiler for the project.

The pulp drying line will have a daily capacity of 5,000 air dry tons (Adt) and consist of two complete drying machines, including four high capacity baling lines. It includes advanced process control and bale management systems, which allow for continuous high quality production. The drying line also includes low energy and heat consumption technologies, contributing to a lower operational cost and minimum environmental impact.

The line is scheduled to start operation in 2021.