Palm Paper plans to build combined cycle gas turbine plant to power its newsprint mill in Kings Lynn, England, will shut down two older, less efficient power boilers; permit to be sought from state authority

LOS ANGELES , May 14, 2014 () – Palm Paper Ltd. intends to apply for a permit to build a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant next to its newsprint mill in Kings Lynn, England, reported EDP24 on May 14.

The plant would power the paper mill, which is one of the world’s largest newsprint production facilities. Its 400,000 tonnes/year PM No. 7 uses only recycled fiber, according to the company’s website.

Two older, less efficient boilers will be shut down if the new CCGT plant is built. This would lower overall CO2 emissions per unit of electricity or steam generated, according to a Palm Paper statement to EDP24.

Palm Paper's CCGT plans are being made available to the public at various locations. Consultations on the proposals must be completed before the company can submit a formal application.

The power plant building would be 55 meters long, 33 meters high and 25 meters high, with an 80-meters-tall stack, EDP24 reported.

Palm Paper is a subsidiary of Germany-based Papierfabrik Palm & Co. KG, which has four paper mills in Germany and the U.K. The Kings Lynn mill was built in 2009, according to the company’s website.

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