Globally we have five hydro, two gas and 31 steam turbines which generate around 800MW of renewable power on 14 sites across seven countries. We also produce biogas from our effluent streams.
We continue to invest in cogeneration and self-sufficiency energy projects, amongst others:
Biomass-derived energy project at Ngodwana Mill, South Africa
An energy project at Ngodwana Mill involves the supply of biomass from local plantations which is then used as a boiler fuel to produce steam at the mill. This in turn will generate 25MW of renewable electrical energy which will be sold into the national grid in 2018.
New turbines at Tugela and Saiccor Mills, South Africa
We are investing in projects to increase our energy self-sufficiency through the installation of new turbines at the Tugela and Saiccor Mills. The turbines will produce approximately 23MW of power and contribute to increasing Sappi Southern Africa’s energy self-sufficiency from 42.3% to 57.14% by the end of 2016.