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Kozar Engineering Inc’s (KEI) primary expertise is in the industrial sector with a strong background in the forestry industry. KEI has a sound understanding of the unique challenges faced by the forestry industry and as such can offer Clients cost-effective, innovative solutions. We offer mechanical, electrical and structural services ranging from feasibility studies to final commissioning. Our capabilities include field inspections, studies and audits, detailed design, 3D scanning and modeling, equipment certifications, commissioning and start up support. KEI is licenced to practice Engineering in several provinces including Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Yukon.

Forestry industry design services offered include:

  • Pulp and paper drying
  • Mill ventilation
  • Conveyor material handling systems
  • Heat recovery systems

KEI has extensive experience working with owners and contractors on the following:

  • Dust collection
  • Steam distribution and piping
  • Electrical distribution
  • Fire protection
  • Control room ventilation systems
  • Machine safe guarding systems
  • Demolition plans
  • Asset condition assessments
  • Energy audits
  • B31.1 & 31.3 power & process piping
  • Lifting plans


  • Resolute Forest Products
  • Valmet
  • AV Terrace Bay
  • Rentech
  • Rutter Urban Forestry

“We have used Kozar Engineering for a number of designs where an Engineer is required. Kozar Engineering always delivers an exceptional product and they think outside the box for innovative solutions for our clients.”

Paul Peterson, President
Peterson Machine & Supply

Previous projects include:

Fire Protection Plan and Conversion

Completed an inspection of the existing fire protection system at a paper mill and prepared a report to identify contraventions and propose corrections to ensure the mill was compliant with applicable Ontario Fire Codes. The existing wet fire protection system was ultimately converted to a dry system to remain operational in the event of a fire, as the entire complex was unheated.

Green Screen Discharge Drag Chain Conveyor Design

KEI completed the mechanical and electrical design of two top drag chain conveyors at a pellet plant in Northern Ontario. The two discharge conveyors were installed at a 34° angle and transported wood chips from the green screen overs to an elevated hog conveyor. The design included all structural steel, specifications of conveyor components mechanical drives and safety equipment.

PM5 Curl Control

Completed an inspection to determine the cause of sheet curling within the drying section of a paper mill. Inspection included the use of contact temperature probes, infrared thermometers and steam pressure readings. A detailed report was prepared describing a plan to correct the “cold areas” of the rolls. Kozar Engineering also completed the repiping of the steam distribution to correct the problems.