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Kruger Awards Pöyry Engineering Assignment for Trois-Rivières Rebuild Project

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Kruger, Mississauga, Ont., Canada, announced this past week it has awarded Pöyry (Montreal, Qué., Canada) a detailed engineering services assignment for the rebuild of the company's Trois-Rivières PM 10 newsprint machine into a state-of-the-art lightweight and high-strength recycled linerboard production facility. The assignment covers the recycled old corrugated container plant (OCC), paper machine inter-connections, balance-of-plant, upgrade engineering to the mill control systems, extensive migration engineering of the existing control system, and engineering for dismantling of replaced systems.

Kruger is a leading paper producer in North America. The Trois-Rivières, Qué., project is one of their most important capital expenditures in recent years. The modernization project includes the installation of a modern OCC production facility and a comprehensive rebuild of the existing newsprint machine to a high-quality and high-performance lightweight linerboard machine. Pöyry's assignment includes services for the installation of a new starch system, chemical systems, heat recovery, and modifications to the existing stock approach system.

During the 20-month conversion project, the existing newsprint machine will be extensively modernized to incorporate advanced containerboard manufacturing technology. The new production line will produce 360,000 metric tpy of lightweight and high-strength linerboard using 100% recycled corrugated containerbaord as raw material. 

"Thanks to Pöyry's proven track record, we trust that this production line rebuild will be highly successful and that PM 10 will rank among the very best lightweight and high-strength containerboard production lines in North America," said Christian Lemay, project manager at Kruger Trois-Rivières L.P.

"The assignment is an important continuation for this key client relationship, and previous studies carried out by Pöyry will be a significant reference strengthening Pöyry's strong position as a leading engineering consultant for the pulp and paper industry in the North American market," said Vilho Salovaara, president of Pöyry's regional operations in North America.

The value of the order was not disclosed. 

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