Kimberly-Clark Corporation approved an investment of USD 75 million for construction of a new on-site combined heat-power plant at its tissue mill in Mobile, Alabama, USA. According to the announcement, the plant is expected to improve the facility’s long-term energy efficiency and costs, as well as boost its overall competitiveness within Kimberly-Clark. The new on-site energy plant is expected to be in operation during the first quarter of 2019.
Todd Visscher, Mill Manager for Kimberly-Clark’s Mobile operations, commented:
“The Mobile team is excited about the role this state-of-the-art energy supply will play in strengthening our position as a strategic manufacturing site for Kimberly-Clark, and as an employer of choice in southwest Alabama. The investment in highly efficient energy technologies will improve our outlook for long-term operations at the site.”
The investment is guided by Kimberly-Clark’s Sustainability 2022 strategy to reduce emissions and costs through energy efficiency projects across our operations.
Earlier Kimberly-Clark appointed Larry P. Allgaier as Group President of Kimberly-Clark North America, effective April 24, 2017.
The company provides solutions to enhance people health, hygiene and well-being. It unites brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark. In 2015 its sales accounted for USD 18.6 billion.