Resolute to spend $C52M at Saint-Félicien pulp mill

Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products Inc. has said it has a $C52.3-million strategic investment plan for its Saint-Félicien pulp mill in the Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec.

“The significant investments at Saint-Félicien are expected to improve several areas of the operation, increasing the average daily production capacity by 76 tonnes and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the use of fossil fuels by 20%,” said Yves Laflamme, president and CEO.

Resolute has also announced a $C13-million investment in its La Doré, Quebec, wood products facilities, also located in Lac-Saint-Jean. In 2016, the company inaugurated Toundra Greenhouse, adjacent to the Saint-Félicien pulp mill, a $C100-million joint venture project with local investors.

Resolute employs about 240 workers at the pulp mill and over 2,000 in the Saguenay–Lac- Saint-Jean region.

The upgrades are expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

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