Fortress Paper Ltd. has successfully completed the mandatory 100-hour test for its cogeneration facility at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill in Thurso, Que. This will allow for the addition of 5.2 MW of incremental power. The cogeneration facility can now deliver up to 24 MW of power to Hydro Québec at the contract commercial rate.
The successful test follows completion of certain gear repairs to the cogeneration facility. After the repairs, the ramp-up of the cogeneration facility proceeded smoothly, the company states.
Chadwick Wasilenkoff, CEO of Fortress Paper, thanked the team at the FSC mill for their efforts in promptly repairing the cogeneration facility and ramping-up power production. He described to delivery of 24 MW of power as “an important step in our plans to continue lowering production costs at the FSC Mill."
The Fortress Specialty Cellulose mill can produce dissolving pulp or northern bleached hardwood kraft pulp, as well as green power.