Blue Mountain Lumbar
Blue Mountain Lumber is a sawmill located in Southland, New Zealand. The sawmill was expanded in 2000 to enable the processing of approximately 160,000 tonnes sawlogs annually. Prior to expansion the sawmill operated with several small wood residue fuelled boilers that were at the end of their economic life. The site was dumping significant quantities of woodwaste into a local landfill. As part of the expansion an energy facility was built to provide improved steam quality and capacity for increased steam loads. The energy facility consists of a 10 MWth steam boiler fuelled with on-site wood residues and a 1.4MWe steam turbine generator to utilise any surplus steam for electricity generation. The following link describes the energy facility, its operation, and the project parties involved.