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Port Alberni

Located at the head of picturesque Alberni Inlet on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Catalyst Port Alberni Mill is the single largest employer in the community. Commissioned in 1946, Port Alberni was the first British Columbia mill to integrate residuals from sawmills. Committed to environmental sustainability, 89% of Port Alberni’s energy comes from renewable sources with an 81% reduction in greenhouse gases since 1990. The Paper Excellence Catalyst Port Alberni Mill is a leading producer of telephone directory, lightweight coated, and specialty papers for publishers, commercial printers and converters throughout North America, South America and Asia.

FACTS & FIGURES

  • West coast’s largest coated paper machine
  • State of the art mechanical pulping, utility island and waste water treatment
  • Directory and coated papers: 330,000 tonnes per year
  • Coastal BC fibre supply dominated by sawmill residual chips and pulp logs
  • 320 full time employees
  • 730 indirect jobs in British Columbia
  • $548 million in economic contribution
  • Local property taxation of $4.4 million annually
  • ISO 14001 environmental management system certified
  • 89% of the mill’s energy comes from renewable sources with 81% reduction in greenhouse gases since 1990
  • 11% of their power use is self-generated green electricity
  • 100% of their wood fibre is low risk using a risk assessment process
  • Robust health and safety program to help protect employees
  • Participates in multi-stakeholder development of Somass Basin Water Management Plan
  • Donates annually to local programs and organizations, including the United Way
  • First Nations and community at large scholarship program for post-graduation students

FACTS & FIGURES

  • West coast’s largest coated paper machine
  • State of the art mechanical pulping, utility island and waste water treatment
  • Directory and coated papers: 330,000 tonnes per year
  • Coastal BC fibre supply dominated by sawmill residual chips and pulp logs
  • 320 full time employees
  • 730 indirect jobs in British Columbia
  • $548 million in economic contribution
  • Local property taxation of $4.4 million annually
  • ISO 14001 environmental management system certified
  • 89% of the mill’s energy comes from renewable sources with 81% reduction in greenhouse gases since 1990
  • 11% of their power use is self-generated green electricity
  • 100% of their wood fibre is low risk using a risk assessment process
  • Robust health and safety program to help protect employees
  • Participates in multi-stakeholder development of Somass Basin Water Management Plan
  • Donates annually to local programs and organizations, including the United Way
  • First Nations and community at large scholarship program for post-graduation students

DOCUMENT DOWNLOADS

Below are links to the major regulatory permits relating to discharges to the environment at Port Alberni Mill.

Attachment Size
Catalyst Alberni 2020 E2 Regulation Information Flyer 49.61 kb
Landfill Permit PR 1751 30.1 kb
Effluent Permit PE 0266 95.3 kb
Air Permit PA 1863 75.95 kb
ISO 14001 Certificate of Registration 23.75 kb
ISO 9001 Certification of Registration 23.76 kb
2020 Environmental Emergency Program Public Notice 49.6 kb

Our economic footprint is significant, as we purchase goods and services from thousands of local, regional and global suppliers. In all transactions we are attentive to sustainability factors as well as competitive pricing, reliable supply and related commercial priorities.

Below are the general conditions for contractors coming to the Catalyst Port Alberni mill.

Attachment Size
GC004-General-Conditions-Services-Catalyst 53.67 kb
GC001-General-Conditions-Construction-Catalyst 58.62 kb
PO Terms and Conditions Catalyst 26.04 kb
Special Conditions, Port Alberni 1.45 mb
Special Conditions, Port Alberni Appendix A 12.39 kb
Special Conditions, Crofton 26.23 kb
Special Conditions, Catalyst tiskwat 38.27 kb

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