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Södra Awards Supply Contract for Brown Washing Plant at Mörrum Mill to Valmet

Sodra Cell Morrum - Pulp Mill During the 2014-2020 strategy period, Södra Cell Mörrum will gradually begin to offer larger volumes and increase pulp production capacity from 380,000 tonnes to 500,000 tonnes per year

April 27, 2016 - In February 2016, Södra's Board of Directors decided to invest SEK 1 billion in a new evaporator and modernisation of the brown washing plant in the dissolving pulp line [at Södra Cell Mörrum], where textile pulp is produced. Södra said that it has awarded Valmet AB the contract to supply the new brown washing plant.

According to Södra, during the 2014-2020 strategy period, Södra Cell Mörrum will gradually begin to offer larger volumes and increase pulp production capacity from 380,000 tonnes to 500,000 tonnes per year, of which 200,000 tonnes will consist of high-quality dissolving pulp.

"The successful cooperation with Valmet AB in the dissolving pulp line that started in 2011 now continues with the next step," said Martin Säll, Project Manager at Södra Cell Mörrum. "The investment will enable increased production and opportunities to further enhance the product quality of the dissolving pulp."

Start-up of the new upgraded pulp line is expected in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Södra, 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 per year. Sodra produces both softwood and hardwood pulp — 90% softwood and 10% hardwood. To learn more, please visit: www.sodra.com.

SOURCE: Södra