ND Paper Fires Up #5 Boiler at Old Town Pulp Mill in Maine
The #5 boiler is the first piece of major operating equipment to run in the Old Town mill since its idling in October 2015.
Feb. 26, 2019 - ND Paper LLC announced that it has fired up the #5 package boiler at the Old Town kraft pulp mill in Maine.
ND Paper acquired the mill from OTM Holdings, LLC in October of 2018.
After a series of phased capital investments, ND Paper expects the mill to restart in the first quarter of 2019 and ultimately produce 275,000 admt annually of unbleached kraft pulp.
“Our team this week successfully fired our #5 package boiler. While this is one task of many yet to come, it marks a very important milestone in the journey to restarting the facility,” ND Paper said in a press release.
“The #5 boiler is the first piece of major operating equipment to run in the mill since its idling in October 2015. Further, the mill will now be self-supplied with heat; up to this point, we've relied on portable heat units,” the company added.
ND Paper is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, the largest containerboard producer in China and Asia, and a leading paper product manufacturer globally. ND Paper manufactures and distributes various types of pulp, paper and paper-based packaging materials. Its mills in Rumford, Maine and Biron, Wisconsin are fully-integrated paper and pulp mills with approximately 1,000 employees and the capacity to produce 900,000 metric tons of pulp and paper annually. To learn more, please visit us.ndpaper.com.
SOURCE: ND Paper LLC
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