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Holmen Inaugurates New Pulp Line at Braviken Mill

Dec. 1, 2008 - Swedish paper producer Holmen said that it is putting into operation a new SEK 500 million (approx. USD 604 million) pulp line at its Braviken Paper Mill in Norrköping, Sweden.

An inauguration ceremony was held earlier today and attended by Jan Björklund, Minister for Education.

“The new pulp line not only gives better pulp quality and higher production capacity, it will also result in greatly improved energy efficiency by reducing electricity consumption by 25 percent, as well as lower oil consumption,” says Magnus Hall, Holmen’s president and CEO.

The new line, which replaces a 30-year old production unit, will supply pulp for the mill's three paper machines.

“The investment is one aspect of the process of raising the quality of our products; it also reflects our aim of contributing to long-term sustainable development by means of reduced energy consumption per tonne of paper produced. Given today’s high energy costs it is also a key pre-requisite for higher profitability," Hall added.

The Braviken mill employs about 690 people and has the capacity to produce 775,000 tons per year of newsprint and telephone directory paper.

SOURCE: Holmen




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