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Amcor secures contractor for new paper mill Featured

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Continuing progress on its new paper mill in Botany, Amcor has awarded Leighton Contractors the $110m contract for the facility. Under the contract, Leighton will design and construct the paper machine building, waste paper yard, mill offices and control room.

Peter Handel, executive general manager of Leighton Contractors’ industrial and energy division said Amcor had become increasingly well known throughout the world for its packaging innovation.

He says, “The new Botany paper mill represents the future of environmentally sustainable paper manufacturing worldwide. We are proud to be selected by Amcor to be part of such a significant project and one that represents a pivotal part of its future.”

The Botany mill is expected to generate high quality recycled paper from waste collected throughout the Sydney area. It will produce paper-based products across a wide range of weights and create packaging that is light, efficient and environmentally friendly, according to Amcor.

Also commenting, Mark Chilcote, general manager of Leighton Contractors’ industrial and energy division said Leighton’s existing knowledge of Amcor’s business, and proven track record in managing a similar project for the company, was a key factor in securing the project.

Chilcote says, “Over the past 10 years, we have successfully delivered stages one, two and three of the Amcor glass container manufacturing plant in Gawler, South Australia.

“These container glass plants have firmly established Amcor as a leading supplier in that business sector and we are confident the new Botany paper plant will be similarly successful.”

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