IPP operates a Kraft mill at the mouth of the St. John River in New Brunswick. The mill employees 350 people in the production of approximately 330,000metric tonnes (MT) per year of softwood and hardwood pulp.
The Chip Handling and Continuous Cooking Plant project will replace the existing chip handling and cooking equipment with a new "state-of-the-art" technology - a first for North America - as part of an on-going long term program to maintain the facilities competitiveness in the global environment. The new equipment will also reduce noise and air emissions from the mill. This project is part of Irving Pulp & Paper's $450 million investment. Phase 2 began in Q2 2014 and is expected to take 18 - 20 months, generating a total of 1.2 million person hours of work.
KSH involvement in this project started with the preliminary and AFE (Approval For Expenditure) studies. The current KSH scope of services includes Process, Mechanical, Piping, HVAC, Civil / Structural /Architectural, Instrumentation, Procurement Services, Project Controls and Project Management services. The Engineering is being designed out of the KSH Montreal office with a site presence during the design phase.
In the implementation of this project, IPP will be awarding up to 85 installation contracts, of which the majority will be awarded to local companies.