Jan. 29, 2021 - AFRY announced that SCA has awarded it a piping engineering contract for the CTMP (chemical thermomechanical pulp) production project in Ortviken, Sweden. The assignment includes piping design of the CTMP processes, dewatering, drying and baling.
The value of SCA's investment is SEK 1.45 billion.
In August of 2020, SCA announced plans to discontinue paper production at the Ortviken mill and use a portion of the mill's infrastructure to build a new CTMP production line with the capacity to produce 300,000 tonnes per year.
According to AFRY, demand for CTMP by customers from packaging boards and hygiene product segments has increased during recent years. SCA has decided to invest in a new production plant for CTMP by rebuilding the existing Ortviken mill TMP (thermomechanical pulp) plant and using the existing infrastructure. It includes a rebuilding of the TMP plant as well as the processes regarding chemical treatment, dewatering, drying and baling.
"We are both happy and proud of SCA's trust in us and to be a part of this strategically important investment," said Mikael Sjöblom, Head of Sales BU North, Process Industries Sweden, at AFRY. "We look forward to the collaboration and the opportunity to contribute with new sustainable solutions in this production adaptation project to meet the market demands."
The pulp mill is expected to be ready for operation in early 2023.
AFRY is a European leader in engineering, design, and advisory services with expertise in digitalisation and the fields of infrastructure, industry and energy. To learn more, visit: www.afry.com.
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