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Development consent granted for Kemsley Paper Mill Combined Heat & Power plant

The Secretary of State, following on from a recommendation by the National Infrastructure Planning organisation, has granted development consent for a new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant at our Kemsley Paper Mill in Kent.

The new CHP plant, referred to as K4, is being developed in partnership with E.ON and will replace the existing CHP plant at Kemsley, helping to power the mills recycled paper making operations.

Colin McIntyre, Chief Executive for DS Smith Paper and Recycling Divisions, commented: “We are delighted that the government has given its planning consent to allow us to start work on a new Combined Heat and Power Plant at our recycled paper mill in Kent.”

Colin McIntyre, Chief Executive for DS Smith Paper and Recycling Divisions
Partnering with E.ON to develop a state-of-the-art solution to meet our long-term energy requirements is a vital element to achieve this ambition and we expect to see a 36,000 tonnes per year carbon reduction from improved efficiency at the new facility. — Colin McIntyre, Chief Executive for DS Smith Paper and Recycling Divisions

The new CHP plant, which will be located on the south-eastern part of the Kemsley site is planned to be commissioned in mid-2021 and comprises of a gas turbine (52MW), Waste Heat Recovery Boilers (105MWth steam) and Steam Turbine (16MW).