The paper and cardboard industry is undergoing enormous changes. It must now promote products made from recycled materials and a more responsible use of raw materials. The preservation of our forests is at stake.
An experienced team dedicated to plant engineering
The pulp and paper industry faces many challenges. Mills are aging and demand for products is constantly evolving. The life span of equipment must be extended and adapted to a more ecofriendly production.
Energy transition is also a major priority. CIMA+ has the necessary expertise to help you achieve your objectives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and water and energy consumption. These reductions have become unavoidable in the face of the current climate reality.
In this context, asset management remains crucial, as are reliability programs. Plant operators need to plan and prioritize work and, at the same time, wisely maintain their existing facilities while limiting shutdowns. All this in a context where qualified workers are increasingly difficult to find.
We frequently carry out innovative projects targeting namely:
- Accelerated corrosion problems
- Reduction of water consumption
- Energy and heat recovery
- Recovery and valorization of residual waste
- Conversion of equipment and production lines
Our highly qualified specialists have years of pulp and paper experience. Our proven track record in maintenance, operations and reliability is based largely on our billable on-site hours. With our integrated teams on site, we can easily manage the progress of your projects based on your investments and site constraints. Our teams can work collaboratively with your project teams to deliver hands-on service on your site.
We provide integrated services in mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, programming, telecommunication, structural, civil, rail and process engineering:
- A one-stop-shop for every discipline - conventional and niche.
- A pool of qualified resources to manage and deliver projects, small to large.
- One firm and one contact to handle all services.
Do you have an emergency? We’ll be there for you:
- Fast response times | We offer remote and on-site emergency assistance.
- Cost-effective solutions | Our designs are simple and cost-effective.
- Proactive approach | We provide you with actionable solutions tailored to your specific needs.
CIMA+ can handle all or part of your project:
- Site supervision
- Quality control
- Staff training
- Commissioning and start-up
- Project management
- Preventive maintenance and reliability
Our expertise: facts and figures
CIMA+’s achievements span more than 30 years and speak for themselves.
Our specialized services
Rely on our multidisciplinary professionals to meet your requirements and expectations. We offer a full range of engineering services to successfully deliver your project, from start to finish.
With our sustainable solutions, we ensure the:
- valorization of your process waste
- reduction of your water usage
- prioritization of energy efficiency
- reduction of natural gas consumption
- client support for subsidy applications with the various authorities involved
- preparation of the measurement plant, and pre- and post-project measurements
With our experience of mill shutdowns, specifically in pulp and paper, we know that the design is key to a successful project. Smart solutions and an appropriate preparedness, ahead of a shutdown will generate an effective construction phase. Our designs are shutdown-oriented, providing simple and efficient solutions with reduced risks during the shutdown phase. We integrate our QA-QC process, ISO9001-2015 certified in the preparation stage including: 3D Scans, virtual reality model for all stakeholders to view, and have a thorough constructability approach. This integrates simulation for the critical lifts, check on clash detection and assembly methods as part of the design.
For decades, our multidisciplinary specialists have been working on generation projects and power plant design optimization for industrial clients including steam users. We have what it takes to establish the energy requirements of an optimized mill (with consideration for seasonal variations) and provide cost-efficient solutions that allows clients to achieve the lowest possible manufacturing cost.
Automation, process control and state-of-the-art instrumentation can effectively optimize operations and standardize product quality. Existing process control strategies and system architecture can be reviewed and optimized. Automation systems are designed to provide the necessary tools and data to the mill personnel for an adequate control of quality parameters that will in turn minimize off-spec production and operation costs.
Backed by our extensive boots-on-the-ground kraft mills experience, we make sure that unnecessary options and superfluous selections are either removed from designs or optimized. Our team looks at ways of improving equipment efficiency, reliability, and operability in order to reduce production and maintenance cost.
Discover our mining and metals projects
From preliminary economic studies (PEA) to the optimization of spare energy and the design of service roads, we carry out a host of projects for mineral processing facilities, namely in the Far North, by working closely with their owners.
The new production line uses nearly 120 electric motors operating with energy-recovery frequency converters. These frequency converters generate and store energy when they stop moving load during a stop-start...
The replacement of the obsolete crane was carried out in accelerated mode: the whole mandate was done within a year, from preliminary studies to the commissioning, including the installation...
Initially, CIMA+ was responsible for ensuring the safe dismantling of the atmospheric diffuser and equipment affected by the collapse while maintaining production in the plant area. The team then developed...
The wall and most of its components had lost their structural integrity. The extent of the deterioration and the congested state of the affected area made it impossible to...
CIMA+ performed the engineering of major mechanical and piping components as part of the building design, which had to meet all environmental standards and Code requirements while minimizing the...
CIMA+ helped Suncor organize this major operation by providing the front-end engineering design and the detailed engineering required to decommission and relocate water supply and water return systems and...
In just a few months, CIMA+ inspected all 52,300 m² of roofing at the complex, the equivalent of 10 American football fields. There were no “as built” drawings for many...
After an options analysis, CIMA+ and the client opted to replace the tripper structure with a new conveyor section.
CIMA+ reinforced and adapted the rest of the existing conveyor...
The diesel generators supplying power to the site produce a large amount of heat. Previously released in the environment, this heat is now “pumped” into pipes insulated with glycol,...
An innovative design to debottleneck a mill circuit and help a plant achieve its boilerplate tonnage
A high percentage of fines were regularly observed in the ore fed to the grinding circuit. Already at the desired size, these particles simply clogged up the circuit.
What we have to say
Our health and safety culture makes us a key player in the industry. CIMA+'s proactive approach to health and safety raises the bar and reassures our clients. Moreover, our diverse and dynamic team combines the experience of our highly qualified experts with the drive of our younger talents!”
Sébastien Beaudoin, P.Eng.
Senior Manager, Plant Engineering for Pulp and Paper
CIMA+: a one-stop solution for all your engineering needs
We are proud of our multidisciplinary approach. By offering you everything under one roof, you benefit from a simplified collaborative approach to deliver projects quickly and on time.ers.