Norske Skog Albury

Albury, New South Wales

Norske Skog’s Albury Mill in New South Wales began production in 1981 and is considered to be amongst the best newsprint facilities in the world. Its annual production of around 274,000 tonnes accounts for about 40% of the newsprint and related grades used in Australia each year. Fibre sources include recycled newspapers and magazines (55%) and plantation radiata pine.

Pedersen Group is the only company in the world that successfully runs in line to pulp mills. As Managing Director Paul Pedersen says, “Our solutions can be fully integrated to existing production plants or they can be full turn-key capital and operational solutions.” Pedersen Group is providing a retrofit operation to the Albury Mill with many improvements planned in health and safety, production and product quality. They will be looking to streamline and modernise the operation to maximise efficiency and profits. With the experience gained from handling over 8 million tonnes of pulp it’s no wonder they’ve built such a strong reputation for innovation and efficiency.

Even the shutdown period of the refit was planned to minimise downtime. The ten-day shutdown in mid March 2011, saw the replacement of the logdeck using the existing pad and led to less fibre loss than the previous operation.

Client

norske-skog

Pedersens
Operational Duties

  • Managing design, manufacture and installation of streamlined fixed and mobile plant
  • Log yard services
  • Operation of chipping and debarking line
  • Full repairs and maintenance
  • Capital risk

Site Statistics

  • One of the world’s largest Newsprint production facilities
  • Annual Newsprint production of around 274,000 tonnes
  • Approx. 45% of fibre sourced from plantation radiata pine