Foraction Chile S.A.

Curanilahue, Chile

Complete sawmill plant

Designed for processing Radiata (Monterrey) Pine, the complex consists mainly of a sawmill, 5 kilns and a remanufacturing facility. A boiler, fed with green bark and sawdust residues from the sawmill, generates steam to heat the kilns.

Process implanted with local partners

Main equipment, namely complete sawline, boiler, kilns and remanufacturing machinery, was purchased in Canada. Electrical and civil engineering, building design and fabrication, some auxiliary equipment purchases and construction management were performed locally in Chile.

The challenge

  • Design and build an industrial complex in remote Chilean forests, merging Canadian and local technologies.
    Project to be developed with complete environmental consideration
  • Project to be developed with complete environmental consideration

The result

  • Successfully completed project in record time
  • Self-contained energy and production system where biomass feeds boilers and heat kilns, providing higher performance.
  • Complete sawline, boiler, kilns and remanufacturing facility producing 75,000 m3/year of jointed moldings and panels

Value

$ 21.2 Million

Year

1999

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