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More Photos Of The Dissolving Pulp Equipment Arriving In Thurso

by on Nov 3rd, 2010

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Two weeks ago, we wrote about two large digesters arriving in Thurso by barge after a near two-month trek from Finland.  The digesters will be installed at Fortress Paper’s Thurso pulp mill, and will be key to converting the mill from a northern bleached hardwood kraft pulp producer to a specialized dissolving pulp producer.

The digesters, in which wood pulp is cooked and compartmentalized into cellulose, are a key element in the process of making dissolving pulp.

Here are some more photos of the equipment arriving in Thurso.

Floating the barges up the Ottawa river:

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Preparing the docks for the arrival of the barges:

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Getting ready to dock:

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Unloading the digesters:

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Once the digesters hit land, the Quebec Ministry of Transport closed part of Highway 148 to Thurso simply due to the sheer size of the equipment.

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The digesters arrive at the Thurso mill.

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SOURCES:
Fortress Paper Ltd.
Fortress Specialty Cellulose

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  • Alain Castonguay November 16, 2010

    Hi, Trevor. I’ve send an email yesterday to your collegues at “info@”. I’m writing on Thurso’s project and I’d like to know if your pictures are available in high resolution files to be published in a print magazine.
    If it’s the case, write to me and I’ll tell you where and when these articles will be published. Thanks in advance.

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