EAD was selected to perform the engineering, project management, construction management and design to convert two decommissioned fiber mills into wood pellet plants. The mills are located in Wawa and Atikokan in Ontario, Canada.
An idle strand board processing mill located in Wawa, Ontario was converted for wood pellet production. The repurposed plant was designed to produce 400,000 metric tons of pellets annually from certified sustainably-managed fiber.
A former particle board processing mill located in Atikokan, Ontario was converted for production of approximately 90,000 metric tons of pellets annually from certified sustainably-managed fiber.
These concurrent projects had aggressive timelines to meet the client’s contractual delivery dates for product. 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.