Northern Energy Solutions Ltd. (NES) is completing another important milestone towards the construction and operation of a proposed wood pellet plant in Miramichi, New Brunswick. NES will be making an application to the provincial Department of Environment and Local Government for an Industrial Permit.
To inform the public and community stakeholders about the project, an Open House will be held on August 1st, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Beaverbrook Kin Centre, Miramichi.
The proposed plant will produce about 275,000 tonnes of wood pellets per annum. The pellets will be shipped via the Port of Belledune to the European market where they will be used as a clean renewable fuel to displace coal. The biomass input required will be about 630,000 tonnes per annum, sourced from private land, Crown land and mills within the region.
Ross Creelman, NES owner and president, and past owner of Marwood Limited, considers the timing to be opportune to invest in a large-scale forestry venture in New Brunswick: “The plant will offer longterm employment in the Miramichi region, as well as significant operation spin-off employment opportunities in forestry, trucking, marine transportation, and goods and services industries”.
Fenton Travis, NES project manager, indicates “The plant will tap into the region’s strong wood supply, help fill the employment gap created by the departure of the pulp and paper industry, and leverage the Strategy for Crown Lands Management, to optimize energy output from biomass resources with a specific focus on pellets”.
Fenton Travis, Project Manager
Northern Energy Solutions Ltd. (NES)
1 (506) 449-2177
Jaques Paynter, PEng
1 (506) 451-5780
- Facility and site will comply with all applicable federal and provincial regulations
- Production of 275,000 tonnes of wood pellets per annum; primarily for European export market
- Biomass input: about 630,000 tonnes per annum
- Estimated total capital investment: $70 – $75 Million
- Estimated plant construction employment: 40-60 on average (peak of 100), 120,000 hrs total
- 24 hours – 7 days / week operation
- Estimated facility operation employment: 65 direct at plant; 70 indirect in the forest trucking and logging
- Significant operation employment opportunities in trucking and good and services industries