Located in a wooded valley flanked by a major river and virtually surrounded by houses, one of Portugal’s major paper manufacturers prides itself on being a good neighbour.
The Portucel Viana paper mill and recycling factory is the biggest of its type in the country, and one of the most modern, thanks to huge investment, over recent years. Paper is produced at 800 metres a minute and the power needed is supplied by a Rolls-Royce industrial RB211-GT61 gas turbine-powered electrical generating set.
Owned by Spanish-based Europac, Portucel makes a product called Kraftliner, which is used to manufacture corrugated cardboard – by transforming wood and recycled products.
The pulp moves along the production line at 800 metres a minute before it becomes paper
The compact RB211-GT61 gen-set provides most of the power for the plant