Stora Enso to invest in Anjala-Ingerois and Nymölla production sites
Finland-headed forest industry major Stora Enso Oyj has announced that it will invest EUR 21 million to improve the competitiveness and environmental performance of the Anjala-Ingerois production sites in Finland, and EUR 26 million in modernizing pulp production at its Nymölla pulp mill in Sweden.
According to a statement, the goal of the investment at Anjala paper- and Ingerois board production sites is to reduce the emissions and to ensure flexible use of different fuel mixtures in heat production. The project work is planned to start during the second quarter of 2021 and to be completed in the third quarter of 2023.
In Anjala Stora Enso produces book papers, magazine papers, and improved newsprint. The annual production capacity is 435 000 tonnes of paper. The site employs approximately 300 people and is closely integrated with the neighbouring Stora Enso Ingerois production site, utilizing synergies in raw material and energy supply.
In Ingerois Stora Enso produces folding boxboard, with an annual production capacity of 295 000 tonnes. The site employs approximately 200 people.
In Nymölla, Sweden Stora Enso produces chemical pulp and woodfree uncoated paper for office use. The annual production capacity is 485 000 tonnes of paper and 330 000 tonnes of pulp. The site employs approximately 500 people.
The project at Nymölla is the second modernization step towards making the pulp production process more competitive and sustainable for the future. The objective of the investment is to increase the annual softwood pulp production capacity from approximately 220 000 tonnes to 245 000 tonnes.
The modernization is planned to start during the second quarter of 2021 and to be completed in the third quarter of 2022.
These investments will improve the competitiveness of both sites and at the same time contribute to our sustainability performance, said Kati ter Horst, EVP Paper Division at Stora Enso.