SCA Starts New Recovery Boiler at Ostrand Pulp Mill
Oct. 19, 2006 - SCA said that a new soda recovery boiler at the company's Ostrand pulp mill in Sweden started-up on October 9 and will double the mill's production of biofuel-based electricity when it comes on-line.
The new boiler cost SEK 1.6 billion (approx. EUR 170 million) and took two years to build, SCA said. It will also enable the mill to increase pulp capacity.
In addition, the boiler will make the pulp mill self-sufficient in electricity and, at times, allow the mill to sell electric power.
The recovery boiler is scheduled to begin producing electricity at the end of October, when the turbine and generator go on-stream.
The Ostrand pulp mill is located outside Sundsvall in Northern Sweden and produces chlorine-free, bleached sulphate pulp primarily for manufacture of publication papers and tissue, as well as chemical thermo-mechanical pulp (CTMP) for the manufacture of personal care and other products.