Beginning construction of the infrastructure for second generating unit.
WINDSOR, Que. — Domtar is investing $36 million in a second generating unit with a power output of 18 mega watts at its Windsor, Que. mill.
The global paper maker with Canadian corporate offices in Montreal says the investment will improve the energy efficiency of the mill while reducing production costs.
The first generating unit 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 mega watts and will allow us to feed the equivalent of the annual energy consumption of 12,800 single-family dwellings,” says Eric Ashby, director of Domtar’s Windsor mill.
Construction on the infrastructure will be spread out over a one year with the new unit in service by the summer of 2017.