Domtar invests $36 million for the installation of a second generating unit with a power output of 18 MW at its Windsor mill in Quebec, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
This investment will improve the energy efficiency of the mill while reducing production costs. The Domtar Windsor mill, where the first 30 MW generating unit was inaugurated in 2001, still bears witness today to the Company's commitment to innovation and sustainable development.
"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," declared 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 is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products.