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Woodroom & Woodyard Modernization Project – Domtar

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Location Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Year of realization 2018 – 2019
Project value CAD 37 Million


Domtar is the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America, and one of the largest manufacturers of pulp in the world. Domtar counts 13 pulp and paper mills and 10 paper converting facilities, holding 3 million tons of papermaking capacity and 1.8 million air-dried metric tons (ADMT) of market pulp capacity annually. 

Domtar’s Windsor Mill started a woodyard modernization project that consists of the demolition of one of the two chip production lines to accommodate the installation of the new rotary debarker and horizontal chipper processing system. During the dismantling, demolition, and construction phases, the second line will operate to maintain a maximum production capacity. While being simultaneously conducted, the demolition and construction phases are estimated to last 9-10 months. These phases include the installation of the structure around the debarker infeed, the installation of deck and loader system, the building of mechanical modification as well as electrical and instrument works. 


  • Managed construction and commissioning  
  • Prepared the construction work plan, project logistics, and schedule 
  • Supported the bidding process until the contract awarding 
  • Prepared the health and safety plan, the communication plan, and the risk management plan 
  • Prepared the commissioning execution plan and the commissioning procedures 
  • Planned the activities related to commissioning and start‐up 
  • Implemented PROGESYS’ commissioning management software (CommissioningForce) 
  • Managed deficiencies 
  • Managed the change notices, claims, progress, and closure of the project.