Twin Rivers Paper Company’s Edmundston pulp mill recently completed a biomass cogeneration unit maintenance shutdown; a project which began in the middle of April. In planning for more than a year, the project was designed to maintain and refurbish the co-generation unit to ensure green power continues to flow to the grid uninterrupted.
“The last 14 months have been a challenge for everyone with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the last number of months have been a roller-coaster for the Edmundston region as case counts have risen and fallen back down again,” says Brian McAlary, Vice-President Development, Technical & Export Sales. “We tried to ensure we maximized in-province labor on the project, which had about 150 contractors involved. In the end, about 25 essential out-of-province contractors joined the team, and 125 in-province contractors worked on the project. They followed all protocols during the multi-week project, and there were no positive test results. All have now left the region to return home.”
Twin Rivers Paper is an integrated specialty paper company that produces specialty packaging, technical, label and publishing papers as well as softwood lumber.