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Horizon Pulp & Paper Inaugurates New Combined Heat and Power Plant in Kehra, Estonia

Horizon Pulp & Paper inaugurated a new Combined Heat and Power plant Horizon Pulp & Paper's new CHP plant is part of the the company's EUR 25 million 'environment-centric' investment program.

Sept. 24, 2018 - Horizon Pulp & Paper inaugurated a new Combined Heat and Power plant (CHP) located at the company's pulp and paper mill in Kehra, Estonia. The new CHP plant is part of the Horizon's EUR 25 million 'environment-centric' investment program.

The new power plant was inaugurated by Arvi Karotam, Mayor of Anija County, and Mohan Vaswani, Chairman and shareholder of Tolaram Group. Attending the event were Tolaram Group's shareholders Sajen Aswani, Sonny Aswani, as well Horizon's cooperation partners.

“All electrical and thermal energy produced by CHP is used internally in Horizon mill to manufacture paper,” said Bashyam Krishnan, CEO of Horizon. “With the new CHP, above 80% of the energy used by the mill is now produced from renewable sources.

“Due to the CHP and other environmental investments, the mill's carbon footprint is reduced by 70% from the level in 2010,” Krishnan added.

The CHP's thermal output capacity is 25 MW and electricity output capacity is 4.4 MW. The equipment for the facility was supplied and installed by Urbas Maschinenfabrik GmbH (Austria). Nordecon Betoon (NOBE) was the main contractor for civil construction and medium voltage system was supplied and installed by Merko Infra. Financing partner for the project was SEB Pank.

Horizon Pulp & Paper, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Tolaram, is Estonia's only sack kraft paper producer. The company has the capacity to produce a total of 64,000 tonnes per year of 100% virgin unbleached kraft paper, including semi and fully extensible sack kraft, wrapping kraft and some speciality grades, on 3 paper machines. To learn more visit: www.horizon.ee

SOURCE: Horizon Pulp & Paper