Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

Asia Pulp & Paper has completed a 20MW rooftop solar project at its site Gold HongYe tissue mill in Suzhou, China.

The panels cover around 300,000 square meters (the equivalent of 42 football fields), creating one of the worldā€™s largest rooftop solar installations.

Madam Zhai, deputy chief executive at APP China, said: “Investment in renewable energy in China continues apace and we are proud to be a part of growth in the sector. Our rooftops are helping to reduce the country’s carbon emissions while at the same time supplying power to the local community.”

The site produces toilet paper, box facial and interfold facial tissue products, jumbo roll toilet and hand towel and wet tissue products.

Gold HongYe Paper Group is a subsidiary of APP. The company operates four papermaking mills and sixteen processing plants across China and employs more than 13,000 people.

It produces more that 500,000 tonnes of base paper and 600,000 tonnes of finished goods.