American Eagle Paper Mills is proud to announce a mul&-million dollar natural gas conversion project. This project will replace the legacy coal based power genera&on equipment with high efficiency natural gas fueled equipment. The project has been in development since 2013 and has been fully engineered and financed. The construc,on and equipment procurement was ini0ated in July 2015, with an an(cipated start-up date in the early third quarter of this year.
The project includes a new Babcock and Wilcox natural gas boiler, as well as an equipment upgrade to the mill’s power distribu-on infrastructure. When opera&onal, the new system will greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions of the mill by the conversion from coal to natural gas.
CEO Mike Grimm commented that “the power boiler project is a key part of American Eagle’s overall company strategy. In order to execute this strategy, we must ensure that we have a solid infrastructure to support it. This project is the cri$cal link in that process. It will not only make certain American Eagle Paper Mills is in full regulatory compliance under the Boiler MACT legisla’on, but lay the groundwork for future projects to support our growth and provide new and sustained employment opportuni(es in Tyrone for many years to come.”