Portions of Prince Albert mill being torn down
Paper Excellence is having some of the papermaking buildings at the company’s Prince Albert, Sask., mill demolished.
The facility was purchased by Paper Excellence in 2011, with the intention to produce dissolving pulp. But a Chinese duty on dissolving pulp from Canada put those plans on hold, and the company has announced no firm date for restarting the pulp lines.
That demolition and environmental contractor JMX Contracting Inc. of Gormley, Ont., has been for the project.
“JMX was contracted to remove several unused structures, primarily buildings formerly devoted to paper making. These include the paper mill, the sheeter warehouse, the folio building, the paper mill additives building, a fuel storage tank, the precipitated calcium carbonate plant, the old wood room (a new one has already been built to support pulp production), the forestlands office, the effluent foam tower and the wood yard portal cranes.”