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E.ON to build on-site power generation plant at DS Smith's Kemsley mill

Photo courtesy of DS Smith
Photo courtesy of DS Smith
15 Mar 2019 − 

British paper and packaging manufacturer DS Smith and energy provider E.ON have today announced the signing of a major agreement to construct a combined heat and power (CHP) facility at Kemsley Paper Mill in Kent.

The facility will replace the existing CHP and is planned for commission in 2021, DS Smith informed, but did not provide any financial details on the investment.

E.ON will finance, build and operate the CHP for 20 years. The two-year construction phase of the CHP plant is due to start this year. The programme will be one of E.ON’s largest customer solutions projects in more than a decade, wrote DS Smith.

Once complete, it will have an electrical capacity of c75MW, generating steam and power for DS Smith’s production processes at Kemsley mill in Kent, which manufactures 830,000 tpy of paper.

The partnership will contribute to DS Smith's corporate goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, as the new plant will enable a carbon reduction of 36,000 tpy.

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