Northern Pulp’s precipitator signifies a new era.

After three and a half years of planning, design and construction, Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation’s (NPNS) new electrostatic precipitator is complete. As of July first, the Kraft pulp mill has been back into full production at Northern Pulp. 

The equivalent of a 10-storey building, the precipitator uses an electrical field to remove particles from the exhaust gas stream.  This process drastically reduces the amount of particles that are emitted into the atmosphere.

At peak construction, upwards of 250 trades persons were on site with estimated working man hours totaling approximately 176,000. This number is in addition to all shop fabrication person hours for structural steel, wall panels and duct work - which was fabricated here in the Maritimes.

With this precipitator now up and running with incredibly positive results during the current commissioning phase, Northern Pulp is entering a new era of improved environmental performance.

Northern Pulp has a progressive owner committed to continue investing in the province of Nova Scotia.  Since assuming ownership in 2011 Northern Pulp’s owner - Paper Excellence Canada - has invested over $157 million into the Abercrombie mill to ensure safety, efficiency and productivity.

A dedicated workforce of almost 300 people, and a client base that continues to grow due to our highly valued product are key factors in enabling us to continue building a financially and environmentally sustainable business in Pictou County that supports the region and extends throughout the province of Nova Scotia.

Established in 1967, NPNS has survived during times when hundreds of mills in communities throughout North America have not.  Northern Pulp’s future looks great for decades to come - supplying customers around the world with pulp that is used to produce common household products such as tissue, towel and toilet paper, writing and photocopy paper.

Kathy Cloutier
Communications Manager
Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation

The Precipitator at Northern Pulp 

(click on the first image to scroll through a PowerPoint presentation of the precipitator)