Kruger invests $200M
February 27, 2007 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Kruger is pouring $200 million into the construction of a new de-inking plant at its Trois-Rivires, QC mill. The p…
Kruger is pouring $200 million into the construction of a new de-inking plant at its Trois-Rivires, QC mill. The plant will have an annual capacity of 342,000 metric tonnes, and will permit Kruger to recycle an additional 422,000 MT/year of recovered paper, pushing the companys total consumption of paper and board to 1,122,000 MT per year.
Almost half of the fibre currently being used in our mills manufacturing processes is recycled, noted Bernard Routhier, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Kruger. This project, in addition to our other recent initiatives, allows us to improve our environmental balance sheet even more.
The investment will also allow the company to reduce its energy consumption by 20%, as well as cut back on its virgin fibre consumption by 200,000 MT/year of chips and 229,000 m3/year of roundwood.
Kruger received $20 million from Investissement Qubec, and was eligible for Hydro-Qubecs Plant Retrofit Program Major Customers (PAMUGE), for energy efficiency, which rendered the company eligible for a $30 million contribution. An additional $50 million loan also came from Investissement Qubec.
The project will create 200 full-time jobs, with a total payroll of $50 million during construction, while purchases of goods and services are estimated to be $125 million.
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