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Pöyry awarded detailed engineering assignment for Kruger's paper machine rebuild project in Quebec

Kruger Trois-Rivières L.P. has awarded Pöyry (Montreal) Inc. detailed engineering services assignment for the rebuild of the Trois-Rivières No. 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 project is one of their most important capital expenditures in recent years. The modernisation project includes the installation of a modern OCC production facility and a comprehensive rebuild of the existing PM 10 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 modernised to incorporate advanced containerboard manufacturing technology. The new production line will produce 360,000 metric tons per year 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 PM10 will rank among the very best lightweight and high-strength containerboard production lines in North America," says 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 pulp & paper industry in the North American market," says Vilho Salovaara, President of Pöyry's Regional Operations North America.

The value of the order is not disclosed. The order was recognised within the Regional Operations order stock in Q4/2015.

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