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Start-up phase begins at Fortress dissolving pulp mill


November 29, 2011
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Fortress Paper Ltd. has initiated the final stages of the dissolving pulp conversion project at its Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill.

Fortress Paper Ltd. has initiated the final stages of the dissolving pulp conversion project at its Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill.

The mill has commenced its start-up phase on Nov. 24 with final process testing, which will include cold and hot water trials, together with the testing of safety systems. Production of dissolving pulp, beginning with wood chips cooking, is expected to commence shortly thereafter.

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The company says the conversion project is currently on budget, with the exception of costs resulting from the unexpected walkout of construction workers in October. The cogeneration project at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill is proceeding on schedule, and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2012.


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