Horizon Pulp & Paper Starts Up New Pulp Cooking Plant

March 6, 2012 - Baltic sack kraft producer Horizon Pulp & Paper (Kehra, Estonia) said that a new super-batch pulp cooking plant is now operational. The new unit is part of an EUR 55 million, three-year investment program.

"New technology has reduced the millís total energy consumption by 25 percent and water consumption by 0.7 million cubic metres annually," said Aime-Kersti Kelder, a member of Horizon's management board. "The mill's CO2 emissions will be cut by 35 percent and energy savings will be worth approximately EUR 2.5 million annually.

"It is equivalent to removing 5000 cars from the roads in terms of CO2 emissions," Kelder added.

In last five years, Horizon has cut its CO2 emissions by 50%, the company noted.

Part of the investment includes setting up a modern industrial 30MW CHP plant using renewable biomass and producing green energy, which will result in the mill being nearly self sufficient in its energy needs.

Horizon Pulp & Paper has the capacity to produce a total of 64,000 tonnes per year of kraft paper, including semi and fully extensible sack kraft, wrapping kraft and some speciality grades, on 3 paper machines. The company exports 100% of its production. Horizon is a subsidiary of Singapore-based Tolaram.

SOURCE: Horizon Pulp & Paper