This year Klabin, Brazil’s largest producer and exporter of packaging paper began another expansion cycle with the Puma II Project, the expansion of the Puma Unit, located in Ortigueira (PR). And, Cesbe was again elected to perform the civil works of the Paper Machine and Bobbins deposit building (MP-27), as well as various technical support environments.
The good results achieved by Cesbe in the expansion works of the Puma I Projects in 2014 and MA-1100 in 2008 certainly contributed to the achievement of this new contract. “Our ability to offer competitive prices and bring together a highly qualified and motivated team, and the know-how shipped from Cesbe’s more than 70-year-olds performing highly complex works, has given us a great competitive advantage, which was decisive for Klabin to hire Cesbe”, explains Vinicius Serrano, CEO of Cesbe.
Valdo Pianowski Júnior, Cesbe’s contract manager, also points out Cesbe’s planning and rapid mobilization ability, which within 30 days of signing the contract achieved the milestone for the 1st pile on site.
Another important milestone was the installation of the first precast pillar. “Enterprises of these sizes, where engineering projects are developed concurrently with the work, are a great challenge, requiring high responsiveness. Cesbe can handle these challenging situations safely, because in addition to its proven technical capacity, it counts with very engaged work teams”, adds Valdo.
About Puma II Project
Puma II has an estimated contribution of R$ 9.1 billion, the largest in Klabin’s history, and comprises the construction of two packaging paper machines (kraftliner), with integrated pulp production, and a total capacity of 920 thousand tons of papers per year.
The installation will be divided into two phases, with a duration of 24 months each. In the first stage, a main fiber line will be built for the production of unbleached pulp integrated with a kraftliner paper machine, with a capacity of 450 thousand tons per year. The second includes the construction of a complementary fiber line integrated with another kraftliner paper machine, with a capacity of 470 thousand tons per year.