Domtar Inaugurates Second Generating Unit at Canadian Mill

Domtar (Canada) this week noted that it was proud to inaugurate this past Saturday (Aug. 26, 2017) a second generating unit with a power output of 18 MW at its Windsor (Que., Canada) Mill.

The startup of its second generating unit, built for $36 million, will improve the mill's energy efficiency produced from renewable resources, while reducing its overall production costs.

In 2001, the Domtar Windsor Mill inaugurated its first 32 MW generating unit. "With the addition of its second generating unit, 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 MW and will allow us to feed the equivalent of the annual energy consumption of 12,800 single-family dwellings. By using forest biomass as a fuel to produce green energy, Domtar demonstrates its commitment to innovation and sustainable development," declared Éric Ashby, GM of Domtar’s Windsor Mill.

This project, spanning more than a year, is part of the company’s sustainable vision and will contribute to the development of the forestry sector and the management of forests in the Eastern Townships.