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Domtar to Install 18 Megawatt Power Generating Unit at Windsor Mill

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June 6, 2016 - Domtar said that it will invest $36 million for the installation of a second power generating unit with an output of 18 MW (megawatts) at its Windsor Mill in Quebec, Canada.

The investment will improve the energy efficiency of the mill while reducing production costs, Domtar said.

The first 30 MW power plant at the Windsor Mill was inaugurated in 2001.

"With its two generating units, the Windsor mill will become one of the major producers of renewable energy in the Eastern Townships. Our total production capacity will reach nearly 50 MW and will allow us to feed the equivalent of the annual energy consumption of 12,800 single-family dwellings," said Éric Ashby, Director of Domtar's Windsor mill.

The infrastructure construction work will begin in the coming days and will be spread out over a period of nearly one year.

The new generating unit will enter into service in the summer of 2017.

This project is part of the company's sustainable vision and will contribute to the development of the forestry sector and the management of forests in the Eastern Townships.

Domtar's Windsor Mill has an annual paper production capacity of 642,000 short tons of uncoated freesheet and an annual pulp production capacity of 447,000 tonnes (ADMT). The mill has 1 pulp line and 2 paper machines.

Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products. To learn more, please visit: www.domtar.com.

SOURCE: Domtar Corp.