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Port Angeles Going Green

Posted on February 15, 2011

A new cogeneration plant at the Nippon Paper Industries USA pulp and paper mill in Port Angeles, Washington, U.S.A., will incorporate a steam turbine generator supplied by GE Oil & Gas and will be powered by residue from local timber operations to generate 20 MW of usable energy.

Officials with GE Oil & Gas and Nippon Paper Industries said the plant, the first biomass project in the Port Angeles region of Washington state, will help reduce overall air pollution by producing power from forestry biomass.

The steam turbine will be manufactured at the Thermodyn unit of GE Oil & Gas in Le Creusot, France, and be shipped to the project site in February 2012, with commercial operation scheduled for later that year. The plant will produce power and steam for use in the pulp and paper mill, with excess electricity sold to local power companies, GE said.

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