FERIC, Kruger project recognized
December 12, 2006 By Pulp & Paper Canada
FERIC and Kruger’s barge transport project has won top honours. The collaborative project on the transport of wood …
FERIC and Kruger’s barge transport project has won top honours. The collaborative project on the transport of wood chips by barge rather than by road from Kruger’s North Shore sawmills to its Wayagamack mill in Trois-Rivires was recognized by the top prize in technical achievement in the transport category and the jury’s award at the nergie Gala, organized by the Association qubecoise pour la matrise de l’nergie (AQME).
Kruger and FERIC first embarked on the undertaking in response to Kruger’s ongoing need to lower its transport costs. An economic and environmental impact study was undertaken on the feasibility of supplying Kruger’s two Trois-Rivires mills and its Wayagamack facility with chips transported by barge rather than by chip van, between Baie-Comeau and Trois-Rivires.
“Because of this project, 18,000-one-way trips by chip vans per year were eliminated between the North Shore and Trois-Rivires, representing annual savings of roughly 3.3 million litres of fuel and a reduction of some 9,000 tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions,” said Daniel Guimier, FERIC’s eastern region vice president.
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