Known as PM-11, senior members of the Environment Agency were part of the team assessing the state-of-the-art control centre and paper mill, to see the complete paper machine and paper making process.
Following the tour of the site, Sir James then took part in a round table discussion on a number of issues, including the challenges and opportunities currently facing the industry.
Pasi Hayrynen, Saica’s plant manager, said: “We are delighted that Sir James visited PM11 and had the opportunity of seeing our facilities. The SAICA mill is a vibrant employment hub within Greater Manchester, and our state-of-the-art facilities continue to build on its success. We share common goals with the Environment Agency; to create an economic hub for skills and industry at this location whilst ensuring the protection of the environment.”
The PM-11 mill has been equipped with new technologies to minimise the environmental impact of producing containerboard papers and is designed to use 40% less water and 50% less electricity per tonne of paper than the industry’s reference points.
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