Richards Bay paper mill aims to add 47 MW of own generation by Nov 2013

Engineering News 17 August 2012.

Forest products group Mondi has announced plans to install a 47 MW steam turbine at its Richards Bay mill, in KwaZulu-Natal, which will further increase the facility’s power self-sufficiency and produce surplus electricity for input into the South African grid.

The plant is expected to begin operating in November 2013 and will materially bolster self-generation at the mill, which already stands at 86% – the mill invested in a 27 MW gas turbine in 2006, as well as in a heat recovery programme…