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A generational upgrade to Saint John's Westside Mill.

Irving Pulp & Paper is proposing the construction of a new recovery boiler using the latest technology to replace the old 1970s-era boiler at the Saint John westside mill. This larger recovery boiler will increase production by approximately 66 per cent.

This $1.1-billion project is the largest investment in the Canadian forest products industry since 1993. It will increase the mill’s green energy capacity and help make it one of the top producing kraft pulp mills in the world.

IPP Rendering with Labels 1
Westside Mill Rendering 1
Birds-eye view of mill once project is complete.
Westside Mill Rendering 2
South facing view of the mill once project is complete.
Westside Mill Rendering 3
Rendering of new recovery boiler with Reversing Falls Bridge visible.

A Greener Tomorrow starts with the work we do today

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A new turbine and green energy generator which will help decarbonize New Brunswick’s electrical grid.

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Decommissioning an oil-fired boiler which will reduce the CO2 emitted from the mill.

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Technological improvements to reuse water and reduce the mill’s water consumption.

Decarbonization Pie Charts

Investing in our province

 

Benefits During 
Construction:

Long-term Benefits:

  • Generate over $172 million in 
    tax revenue for provincial and 
    local governments during the construction phase.​
  • Generate $539 million in employment income and create over 2,200 person years of employment.
  • Boost provincial GDP by $711 million​.
  • Generate $409 million in household 
    spending and generate opportunities for hundreds of local contractors.
  • Contribute an additional
    $10 million annually to provincial
    and local tax revenues.
  • Lead to an increase of 600 jobs supported in the forest supply chain and from induced effects.
  • Boost employment income by 38%
    in the forest products supply chain.
     

Investing in our province

 

Benefits During 
Construction:

  • Generate over $172 million in 
    tax revenue for provincial and 
    local governments during the construction phase.
  • Generate $539 million in employment income and create over 2,200 person years of employment.
  • Boost provincial GDP by $711 million​.
  • Generate $409 million in household 
    spending and generate opportunities for hundreds of local contractors.

Long-term Benefits:

  • Contribute an additional
    $10 million annually to provincial
    and local tax revenues.
  • Lead to an increase of 600 jobs supported 
    in the forest supply chain and from induced effects.
  • Boost employment income by 38%
    in the forest products supply chain.

Project Details

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Construction

Project construction activities are expected to begin following the granting of a successful EIA determination, conditional on approval and issuance of all applicable construction permits. 

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Noise/Odor

Once construction is complete, this facility is expected to reduce noise and odor and will continue to meet and exceed all regulatory requirements.

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Traffic

The traffic generated by the facility, when completed and in operation, will not be a significant increase over current levels.

SAINT JOHN'S MILL FOR OVER 100 YEARS

Heart of Supply Chain

HISTORY OF SAINT JOHN'S WESTSIDE MILL

CANADA'S LONGEST CONTINUOUSLY RUNNING PULP MILL
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WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

We invite questions and comments about our proposal. We're committed to working with the community, our neighbours and different levels of government to develop an approach that works for everyone. 

 

QUESTIONS? 

Read our Environmental Impact Assessment (PDF - 11MB).

Email us at info@jdirving.com or attend our open house. Click the link below to register.




Register

Open House - June 27, 2024

Location:
Royal Canadian Legion
Lancaster Branch #69
714 Wilson Street
Saint John, NB


Please note: This form covers the open house for both Project NextGen and the South Bay Chip Facility. Registrants need only sign up once if they plan to attend for both projects.

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