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Norske Skog to Resume Production at Bruck Paper Mill in Austria

Norske Skog

March 21, 2022 - Norske Skog today announced that its Bruck paper mill in Styria, Austria, will gradually resume production as energy markets have stabilised to some extent and commercial terms reflecting the current energy situation have been entered into with customers.

On March 9, Norske Skog initiated temporary downtime at the mill due to high energy prices.

In addition, a new energy boiler is progressing well with its commissioning phase and is scheduled for takeover in April, which will reduce the mill's gas consumption and improve its energy supply.

"With somewhat calmer energy markets and required commercial terms, we are pleased that the Bruck paper mill is able to gradually resume production," said Sven Ombudstvedt, President and CEO of Norske Skog. "The new energy boiler, in combination with the existing gas turbine, will give Bruck improved energy flexibility in increasingly uncertain energy markets."

The Bruck mill has two paper machines, PM 3 and PM 4. PM 3 has the capacity to produce 125,000 tonnes per year (tpy) of newsprint, while PM 4 has the capacity to produce 260,000 tpy of lightweight coated (LWC) grades.

Norske Skog is a leading producer of publication paper with strong market positions and customer relations in Europe and Australasia. The Norske Skog Group operates four mills in Europe, two of which will produce recycled containerboard following ongoing conversion projects. In addition, the Group operates one paper mill in Australia. To learn more, visit: www.norskeskog.com.

SOURCE: Norske Skog

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