Södra to Invest Over SEK 100 Million in Its Mönsterås Pulp Mill

The SEK 100 million investment will target the Mönsterås pulp mill's evaporation plant, resulting in improved energy efficiency and productivity.

Oct. 24, 2014 - Södra said that it will invest more than SEK 100 million in its pulp mill in Mönsterås, Sweden. The investment will result in more efficient energy utilisation and enhanced productivity at the mill and relates mainly to the evaporation plant

The Mönsterås pulp mill is Södra's largest with total annual production of 750,000 tonnes of softwood and hardwood pulp.

Mönsterås is Södra's oldest mill, founded in 1958, but is also one of the most modern of its kind in the world as a result of successive investments, Södra said.

Södra's largest ongoing investment is the expansion of the pulp mill in Värö totalling in excess of SEK 4 billion. The project will increase annual production at the mill from 450,000 tonnes to 700,000 tonnes.

In addition, an investment of SEK 700 million is being made in Mörrum to increase pulp production. A new chip plant will be constructed and one of the two pulp lines will be upgraded.

Sodra, with headquarters in Vaxjo, Sweden, produces market pulp, wood products and biofuels. The company operates three pulp mills in Sweden (Mörrum, Mönsterås and Värö.) with a total capacity of 1.6 million tonnes/year. Sodra produces both softwood and hardwood pulp — 90% softwood and 10% hardwood. To learn more, please visit: www.sodra.com.