Canfor Pulp to install 32 MW condensing turbo generator at its Northwood pulp mill in Canada
8 August 2017
Canfor Pulp Products Inc. plans to undertake capital projects at its Northwood Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (“NBSK”) Pulp mill located in Prince George, British Columbia (“BC”), and its Bleached Chemi-Thermo Mechanical Pulp (“BCTMP”) mill located in Taylor, BC. Canada.
The Northwood project will install a new 32 megawatt condensing turbo-generator for an estimated cost of $65 million. The Taylor project will upgrade the refining line for an estimated cost of $40 million. The Taylor project will be partially funded through BC Hydro’s conservation program incentives.
These projects will yield a significant improvement in overall mill energy efficiency and will result in a reduction in total fuel consumption. The sustaining benefits of the projects will also include reductions in mill water use, steam use per tonne of pulp and natural gas consumption.
Canfor Pulp Products Inc. is a leading global supplier of pulp and paper products with operations in the central interior of British Columbia, Canada.