International technology group Andritz AG, Graz/Austria, has been chosen as the maintenance and service partner for the MAPA project of Arauco, Santiago de Chile/Chile.
The long-term Andritz Synergy service agreement covers the entire mill, including all pre-engineering, commissioning, start-up and integral maintenance there, as well as supply of spare and wear parts and after-sales service. The service agreement, which will start in September 2019 and will run for more than 9 years through to February 2029, will be managed locally by Andritz Chile.
It is the largest maintenance and service contract Andritz has ever been awarded. This order follows the announcement by Andritz in October 2018 that it would be supplying major woodyard equipment, fiber line, white liquor plant and evaporation technologies and equipment for the MAPA project.
Completion of the MAPA project will make the Chilean company the third largest supplier of eucalyptus pulp globally. The modernization and expansion project is due to start up in the 1st quarter of 2021 and will see the mill producing 2.1 million tons of pulp annually.