Bridgestone Associates prepared a detailed technical and economic feasibility study for an 8 ‐ 13 MW Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant for the Mondi paper mill in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA. Mondi Group based in Vienna, Austria, had recently purchased this Kraft paper mill from Graphic Packaging.
The detailed feasibility study prepared by Bridgestone included a complete analysis of hourly, daily and seasonal energy uses (electricity, steam, etc.), an analysis of existing costs, evaluation of different CHP plant alternative configurations, modeling of their performance using GT‐PRO and GT‐MASTER, evaluation of their costs, and a detailed analysis of the financial performance of each alternative. Based on the results obtained and the evaluations conducted, it was concluded that the development and installation of a CHP plant to include a combustion turbine generator and HRSG was a viable economic, technical and environmental solution.