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Irving plans for upgrade of Saint John pulp mill

May 31, 2024  By CFI Staff / Irving Pulp & Paper

Irving Pulp & Paper has submitted a preliminary application to undertake a major upgrade to Saint John’s westside pulp mill. This reportedly represents a new long-term capital improvement plan and a potential $1.1 billion investment.

At the heart of the project is the construction of a new recovery boiler to replace the 1970s-era boiler. This project will increase production by approximately 66 per cent and facilitate several new environmental upgrades to the historic mill including: ​

  • A new turbine and green energy generator which will help decarbonize New Brunswick’s electrical grid,
  • Technological improvements to re-use water and reduce the mill’s water consumption,​
  • Decommissioning an oil-fired boiler which will reduce the CO2 emitted from the mill.​

Read Irving’s announcement. 


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