Red Leaf Pulp Ltd., developer of a proprietary wheat straw-based pulp mill, announced the Company will locate its initial facility in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Company has secured properties on the west side of the City of Regina and will commence construction of the $350 Million facility in early 2022. The initial plant will have the capacity to produce approximately 182,000 tonnes of market pulp annually from waste wheat straw collected and aggregated from local producers. This represents a $350 Million direct investment in the local community and is expected to create 110 permanent full-time jobs, and 250 jobs during construction.
International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Kruger’s Trois-Rivières Mill, located in Québec, Canada, for a major reconfiguration of their TMP (thermo-mechanical pulp) peroxide bleach plant.
Start-up is scheduled for the final quarter of 2018.
The scope of supply includes:
Delivery of new ANDRITZ components: HC mixer, HC bleach tower discharge system, two MC pumps
One reconditioned pulp screw press
Upgrade of two existing twin wire presses to achieve a higher production rate
Modification of one existing ANDRITZ twin wire press to move the drive to the other side
Basic engineering, erection supervision, as well as commissioning and start-up assistance are also part of the ANDRITZ scope.
Kruger decided to place this order with ANDRITZ because of the longstanding excellent business relationship between the two companies, ANDRITZ’s full process capabilities, and its flexibility to use new as well as used and rebuilt components.