ANDRITZ signs industrial maintenance contract with LD Celulose S.A.

Sindus ANDRITZ Ltda., part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from LD Celulose S.A. to provide industrial maintenance services for their new mill in the city of Indianópolis, Brazil. The contract has a contract term of approximately six years and covers full maintenance of all mill areas.

The Sindus ANDRITZ maintenance team will be responsible for mill-wide maintenance, including 24h management of industrial assets as well as predictive, preventive, and emergency maintenance activities during routine operation and shutdowns.

The ANDRITZ maintenance team will work seamlessly with the operating team, providing advanced maintenance technology and methodology together with pulp and paper machinery expertise to assure high levels of plant reliability, availability and efficiency, thus helping the customer to reach a high level of production at a competitive cost.

With this contract, the ANDRITZ Maintenance Performance division is consolidating its strong market position for greenfield pulp and paper plants with outsourced maintenance in South America.

LD Celulose S.A. is a joint venture between the Austrian company Lenzing and the Brazilian company Duratex, formed to set up one of the largest plants for soluble cellulose in the world. With an investment of 5.2 billion Brazilian reais, the plant is being built in the Triângulo Mineiro, between the municipalities of Indianópolis and Araguari. When it goes into operation in 2022, the plant will produce 500,000 tons of soluble cellulose per year.