18 Juni 2014

Södra invests to increase pulp production at Mörrum

New wood-chip plant to be constructed, one of the two pulp lines will be upgraded

Södra Cell Mörrum; väg; bruk.

Södra Cell Mörrum

In February of this year, Södra’s Board decided to invest just over SEK 4 billion to increase capacity at the Värö pulp mill. Investments are now also being made in the Mörrum pulp mill, where Södra currently operates two parallel pulp lines for the production of softwood pulp and textile pulp (dissolving pulp).

The existing facility at Mörrum currently produces a total of 380,000 tonnes annually. The investment is expected to increase production to about 425,000 tpy.

“The investment will enable us to meet the growing demands of our customers for softwood pulp and the increasingly popular textile pulp. It will enhance our energy efficiency, result in even higher quality pulp and improve the work environment,” commented Gunilla Saltin, President of the Södra Cell business area.

The project includes a new wood-chip plant with two separate wood lines, one for softwood-chip and one for hardwood-chip production, in addition to a refit of the softwood line, where the existing washing equipment will be replaced.

The first phase of the project is scheduled to be carried out in 2014-15 with completion expected March 2016.

Södra Cell Mörrum currently produces high-quality pulp and is the only Södra mill to produce textile pulp, for which demand is growing rapidly. Södra Cell is one of the largest players in the world in the area of softwood pulp and operates three pulp mills in Sweden: Mörrum, Mönsterås and Värö.

 

Contacts
Gunilla Saltin
President of the Södra Cell business area
tel: + 46 (0) 470-855 91

Annica Gerentz
Director of Communications, Södra
tel: +46 (0)470-894 81

Source: Södra, press release, 2014-06-17.

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