Ence Stops Production at Navia Pulp Mill to Complete Expansion Project
The expansion project at the Navia mill is designed to increase production capacity by 80,000 tons, to reach a capacity of 620,000 tons of eucalyptus ECF (Elemental Chlorine Free) pulp per year.
Oct. 3, 2019 - Ence announced that it stopped production on October 1 at its pulp mill in Navia, Spain, in order to complete work on an expansion project at the mill called “Navia 80”.
Ence expects to finish the work and resume production on October 31.
The expansion project is designed to increase production capacity of the mill by 80,000 tons, to reach a capacity of 620,000 tons of eucalyptus ECF (Elemental Chlorine Free) pulp per year. The increase is based on the technological optimization of equipment and systems throughout the entire process, which will eliminate current bottlenecks.
According to Ence, its investment in Navia 80 exceeds 113 million euros, of which a third, 35 million, has been applied for environmental improvements, such as the reduction of water consumption, improvement of effluent quality, eradication of odors, the minimization of noise.
Ence, with headquarters in Madrid, Spain, operates two pulp mills — Navia (Asturias) and Pontevedra — that have a combined installed capacity of nearly 1.1 million tons per year of eucalyptus pulp. The company also produces renewable energy using forest biomass. To learn more, visit: www.ence.es.