SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): DS Smith unveiled new state-of-the-art combined heat and power (CHP) plant at its Kent paper mill. The company had collaborated with leading energy provider E.ON, who has been responsible for financing, building and operating the plant. The work on the plant had commenced in 2019.
The CHP plant had produced its first energy in 2022. The plant is designed to save at least 36,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions at Kemsley Paper Mill in Kent, UK. The electrical capacity of the plant is estimated at 73 megawatts.
The launch of the new CHP plant marks the continuation of the long-term partnership between DS Smith and E.ON. It must be noted that both the companies have been working together in the field of energy supply for several years now.
The official opening of the plant was announced during a ribbon-cutting ceremony that took place on 25th April, 2023, which was attended among others by Niels Flierman, DS Smith’s Head of Paper and Recycling, Rogier Gerritsen, Managing Director of Paper Europe at DS Smith and Manfred Wirsing, Managing Director of E.ON Energy Projects.
Commenting on the opening of the new CHP plant, Niels Flierman noted that the company is excited about the sustainability and operational benefits that the plant is expected to bring to its flagship mill in Kemsley.