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Nine Dragons Paper Holdings – No. 25 Paper Machine

Nine Dragons Paper Machine Rebuild Project

The team worked with mill personnel and Baisch engineers to incorporate constructability and value engineering into the design. A high level of coordination was required to provide designs for installations during pre-shutdown portions of the project, allowing the existing paper machine to continue production until the last moment. This maximized the extent of the pre-shutdown installations and minimized the shutdown duration.

The #25 paper machine rebuild project included work that stretched from the “wet end” to the “dry end.” Boldt was able to deliver the project under budget and several days ahead of schedule.


Nine Dragons Paper Holdings

Biron, Wisconsin

Baisch Engineering

Boldt Role
  • Construction Manager
  • General Contractor
Project Type
Paper Machine Rebuild

Pulp and Paper
Industrial and Specialty Manufacturing

Project Highlights

  • Quality and craftsmanship were maintained by implementation of Boldt’s Quality Management Program which was coordinated with ND Paper’s specifications and requirements during project planning phases.
  • The team used a Last Planner process with pull planning and tracked the planning reliability, which averaged nearly 90% during the project.
  • Piping installations were fabricated at the contractor’s fabrication facility with third-party inspection prior to shipment to the site to optimize field installation and minimize modification.