Project DescriptionThe Resolute Augusta Paper Mill, built in 1966, had the capacity to produce 397,000 metric tons per year of newsprint on two machines. The facility was idled in 2016 due to the decline in North American newsprint consumption. The facility included two paper machines, and administrative building, boiler truck dump, package boiler, biomass boiler, boiler hog, shop, sludge press, reclaimer, RNP area, clarifiers, chests, tanks, vessels, and misc. structures.
The scope of work included complete demolition to slab on grade with the exception of saving pipe racks along the west side of the two paper machines and a central data room on the second floor of the main building – both which provided critical services to an operating Graphic Packaging International paper mill neighboring the Resolute mill. Mechanical demolition was employed to remove most structures until work neared areas designated to remain. Surgical dismantling techniques were used to carefully remove structures over, above and near assets to remain. The project generated approximately 25,000 GT of ferrous metals during the 12-month project. The project was completed on time and under budget reporting zero injuries.