In 2016, Allnorth was retained by Columbia Pulp to participate in an Owner-Engineer-Contractor partnership to construct a 400 tons per day (tpd) non-wood fiber pulp mill using a proprietary pulping technology. This state-of-the-art facility incorporated self-contained, energy-efficient processes that use less energy and require less chemicals than a traditional pulp mill. Allnorth’s scope included front-end process design and project planning, followed by detailed design, procurement support and field engineering. Allnorth was responsible for multi-discipline engineering and design of all areas of the mill, including Site Services, Fiber Handling, Pulping, Machine Room, Evaporators/Cooling Towers, Power Generation, Chemical Offloading and Warehouse.
Allnorth worked closely with project partners to develop innovative ways of delivering engineering to the contractor in order to reduce unnecessary effort and reduce time between engineering and construction. The resulting market pulp is a sustainable product that is highly sought after by paper producers in North America.