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"Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. and Bowater Incorporated, two leaders in the forest products industry, have joined forces to become AbitibiBowater: a stronger, more globally competitive business." [1] AbitibiBowater is Canada’s largest logging company and the world’s largest newsprint manufacturer, but has been on the brink of financial collapse since March 2009. While AbitibiBowater owns or operates 24 pulp and paper facilities and 24 saw mills, five wood products facilities and 32 recycling facilities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and South Korea, it is $6 billion dollars in debt as of September 2009.[2]

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Existing Coal Plants

Plant Name State Year(s) Built Capacity
Bowater Coosa Pines Power Plant AL 1942 20 MW
Calhoun Cogeneration Plant AL 1954 19 MW


Accessed June 2009: [3]


Web: http://www.bowater.com

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  1. Home, AbitibiBowater, accessed June 2, 2009.
  2. Ross Marowits "AbitibiBowater finalizes $615-million deal to sell Quebec hydro asset", The Canadian Press, September 4, 2009.
  3. Directors, AbitibiBowater, accessed June 2, 2009.