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Stora Enso Begins EUR 22 Million Expansion of Water Treatment Plant at Skoghall Mill

Stora Enso Skoghall Mill Skoghall Mill in western Sweden is a producer of cartonboard for consumer packaging and printing purposes, including liquid packaging and dry foodstuffs board. The mill has the annual capacity to produce 855,000 tonnes of board, 645,000 tonnes of pulp, and 120,000 tonnes of plastic coating.

Dec. 14, 2018 (Press Release) - Stora Enso will invest EUR 22 million (SEK 232 million) at Skoghall Mill in Sweden in an expansion of the existing water treatment plant. Increased capacity and new, modern technology will enhance the water treatment process at the mill. This will reduce the environmental impact of the operations and help to meet future environmental requirements.

In the water used in the production of cartons, small particles of wood fibre remain. By expanding the plant, the separation of sludge is improved, which in turn improves the quality of the water that is returned to the near-by Lake Vänern. The sludge can also be used as biofuel.

“We always strive to use as much of the wood as possible, to find new uses for our by-products, and to minimise our environmental footprint,” says Margareta Sandström, Environmental Manager at the Skoghall Mill.

The project consists of three larger pools for more efficient sedimentation, along with associated process and control systems. Work is due to start immediately and is expected to continue until early 2020.

“This is another example of an environmentally sustainable investment which, even at start-up, has a direct positive impact. It's also a key element of the continued development of the Skoghall Mill,” says Hans Olsson, Head of Technology and Investments at Skoghall Mill.

Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. To learn more, please visit: www.storaenso.com.

SOURCE: Stora Enso