Finnish forest industry company UPM has selected Emerson as the main instrumentation vendor for its new eucalyptus pulp mill being constructed near Paso de los Toros in central Uruguay. Emerson’s advanced measurement instrumentation, gas analytical solutions and high pressure control valves will be used to monitor and control the production process, helping to optimize operational efficiency and plant reliability, ensure excellent safety and environmental sustainability performance, and minimize operating costs.
The contract awarded to Emerson is part of UPM’s $3B investment in the state-of-the-art greenfield mill, pulp terminal in the port of Montevideo and local facilities in Paso de los Toros. The facility, which is scheduled to start up in the second half of 2022, will process over 2.1 million tonnes of eucalyptus pulp a year, increasing UPM’s pulp production capacity by more than 50 percent.
This contract further strengthens Emerson’s position as the trusted automation partner for UPM and extends the 30 year relationship between the two companies.