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Praxair to supply new Uruguayan pulp mil  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Praxair Uruguay, a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com), has signed a 15-year contract to supply oxygen to a new pulp mill complex being built in Punta Pereira, in the department of Colonia, Uruguay. The new facility will be operated by Montes del Plata, a 50-50 joint venture (JV) between Arauco of Chile and StoraEnso of Finland and Sweden. Praxair will build, own and operate a non-cryogenic vacuum-pressure-swing-adsorption (VPSA) plant with a capacity of 126 ton/d of gaseous oxygen. The plant is scheduled to start up in early 2013. Used in the pulp bleaching process, oxygen delignification reduces active chlorine requirements, providing significant operating cost advantages and environmental benefits. The pulp mill will be the largest-ever privately executed investment in Uruguay. The JV is investing $1.9 billion in the construction of a state-of-the-art pulp mill, a power generation unit based on renewable sources and deepwater port facilities. The complex is expected to produce 1.3 million tons of cellulose pulp annually beginning in early 2013. More information is available at www.montesdelplata.com. There is no pdf available for this short news item
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