Andritz to supply biomass handling system for Brazil power plant

By Andritz | April 09, 2019

International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Eldorado Brasil to supply a biomass handling system for their new Onça Pintada plant in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2020.

The new plant will generate energy by using biomass from eucalyptus stumps and roots as raw material and will have a capacity to produce around 50 MW of electrical energy for the national grid. The storage and reclaiming technologies for biomass utilization supplied by ANDRITZ will substantially contribute towards Eldorado Brasil’s goal of achieving effective and environmentally friendly green energy solutions.

The Andritz scope of supply includes biomass receiving with two dumper trucks, a belt conveyor leading to a 270-degree stacker-reclaimer with 40,000 cubic meters storage capacity, and the belt conveyor to the power boiler.

Eldorado Brasil is one of the most advanced and competitive pulp producing companies worldwide. Its self-managed forests as well as the energy the company generates from biomass, its reuse of resources, and low carbon footprint are some of the features that distinguish the company from other industry players.