UPM Fires Up New Biomass CHP Plant in Scotland
June 4, 2009 - UPM said that its Caledonian paper mill in Scotland has started-up a new CHP (Combined Heat and Power) plant successfully – one month ahead of schedule.
UPM began construction of the power plant in September 2007.
The new plant will supply half the mill's electricity needs and all of its process steam requirements, UPM said.
The project has significantly reduced the carbon footprint of the Caledonian operation by replacing a fossil fuel fired boiler with the new fully integrated biomass CHP plant.
The new boiler will allow CO2 emissions to be reduced by approximately 75,000 tonnes.
UPM Caledonian is located in Irvine, Ayrshire, south-west Scotland some 50 kilometres southwest of Glasgow. The mill has been in operation since April 1989 and produces high quality lightweight coated paper (LWC) for use mainly in magazine publishing & catalogue business.
About 330 employees work at the mill.