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Client Suzano Papel e Celulose

Location São Paulo, Brazil

Sectors Manufacturing

The challenge

Carry out maintenance without stopping production

Large plants are stuck in a vicious cycle: they need to do maintenance to keep the production line going, but they can’t stop everything to do maintenance because productivity will fall. In the past, Suzano had used other competitors’ packages to power the plant during their 15-day yearly maintenance but had experienced power failures. Each failure had chalked up a potential loss of USD$35.5 million. They couldn’t risk a similar failure, so they asked us to prove that we could provide power for the entire maintenance period with no failures. And we needed to do it against tight deadlines.


Project fact file

8 MW

Constant power supply

2nd largest

Eucalyptus pulp producer in the world

15 days

Shut down period

5 days

Installation time

The solution

A tailored, temporary power package 

It took us only five days to get a tailored package up and running. Our ISO accreditation and highly standardised approach to QHSE (quality, health, safety and environment) reassured Suzano that our equipment and staff could do the job. Using our responsive and reliable staff and a global network of rental fleet generators we supplied engineering, design, installation, operations, maintenance and fuel management, and a tailored turnkey package. 

The package supplied a constant 8 MW of power that covered the plant’s power needs as it went ahead with its yearly preventative maintenance operation.


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The impact

Maintenance carried out on schedule

By offering Suzano a power package that met their exact power requirements we were able to help them meet their 15-day preventative maintenance schedule. The ready-to-go package hummed confidently through the entire period without a single failure. It meant the pulp and paper plant could power ahead through the year with all their units in top working condition. They also avoided the kinds of profit losses they had seen in previous maintenance periods using temporary power packages that weren’t quite up to the job. 


“The speed in which Aggreko installed their generators was very quick. Throughout the project, Aggreko remained in control of the situation and the end result was very positive. Meeting our tight deadlines, they were able to supply us with high quality, reliable equipment and very responsive staff.”

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