Rentech retained EAD to perform the engineering, project management, construction management, and design to convert two decommissioned fiber mills into wood pellet plants. The mills are in Wawa and Atikokan in Ontario, Canada.
Rentech acquired an idle strand board processing mill located in Wawa, Ontario, which was converted for wood pellet production. The repurposed plant was designed to produce 400,000 metric tons annually. The facility is expected to consume approximately 890,000 tons of certified sustainably managed fiber annually.
Rentech acquired a former particle board processing mill located in Atikokan, Ontario, which was converted for production of approximately 90,000 metric tons of pellets annually. The facility is expected to consume approximately 200,000 tons of fiber annually.
These projects had aggressive timelines to meet Rentech’s contractual delivery dates. EAD worked to overcome multiple challenges such as designing to Canadian safety standards (CanOSH) and sub-zero degree weather during critical foundation work. EAD worked with the client to structure a team that was collaborative, goal-oriented and adaptive.