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Report - Bridgewater paper mill - march-may 2010

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Bigjobs, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Bigjobs

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    Bridgewater Paper Mill.

    "If Pyestock made paper"

    Many visits with many people.

    This story starts, as they often do with me, with a phone call off AndyJ. He's out and about in the wirral again, and has come across signs for the sale of this place.

    We chat about it, and it sounds kind of ok, so we agree taht we should make a visit.

    Entry point, is so far round the back (You'll see why I don't mind giving access details later on) that we get a bloody good look at it. It's impressive from the outside.

    We make the trek round to Andy's scouted access point, and take it in. 5 minutes waiting to see what's about, and it's over the chain link fence. We run around the back, and in through am open door. win.

    Outside the open door
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    All the power's still on, and it's creepy as hell, I find my first porn, the place ended up brimming with it, it's all over the place, fabulous 40's, "classy birds do it dirty", magazines all over. fantastic.

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    Then out into the first part. I think that this is where chemicals were unloaded and stored, it's under DIP 3 (De-inking plant)

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    We go up the first flight of stairs and out into DIP3. There's 3 De-inking plants, capable of handling 1000 tonnes of waste paper per day. We start off in the fully operational control room.

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    Then out into the main de-inking plant itself

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    Then, we find the conveyor that brings the paper up to the mashing tun. I'm calling it a mashing tun cos it sounds nice, I might as well call it a blender, as I've no idea what it's actually called. but the blades look like this.

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    And they're as big as I am.

    Down the conveyor,

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    and into the waste paper reception area.

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    It's got three conveyors, each one feeding a deinking plant. They're huge in their own right.

    Then it's upand intot de-inking plant 1. Impressive isn't a good enough word to describe it.

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    Once again, full power to the control room

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    I've tried writing a full walk through, but can't. The place is just too immense. Let's just say, it's 46 acres, with every nook and cranny filled with "another" workshop or whatever. So nowit's just going to be random shots of random places.

    Squirrel's thread covered the paper machines, and packaging system mroe than adequately.

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