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Stora Enso Investing EUR 80 Million in Wood Handling at Imatra Mills in Finland

Stora Enso Imatra Mills wood yard

Dec. 15, 2020 - Stora Enso announced an investment of EUR 80 million to modernize and centralize the wood handling capacity at its Imatra mills in Finland. The project includes the installation of a new, third debarking line, improvements to chip handling systems, and modifications to the existing wood yard infrastructure.

The Imatra mills, with two production units Kaukopää and Tainionkoski, produce premium packaging boards for food, drink and luxury packaging. The annual production capacity is 1,195,000 tonnes per year of packaging board grades.

Stora Enso noted that the centralized and modernized wood handling capacity will improve the stability and efficiency of the process. In addition, the new, more efficient debarking line will reduce water consumption of the process and lower the environmental impact.

The investment project is planned to start in Q1 2021 and completed in Q3 2022.

Stora Enso, with some 25,000 employees in over 30 countries, is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. To learn more, visit:

SOURCE: Stora Enso