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AFRY to provide detail engineering services to Norske Skog Saugbrugs

AFRY Norway, the Norwegian arm of Nordic engineering and consultancy majors AFRY (ÅF Pöyry) has announced that it has signed a contract with Norske Skog ASA to provide detailed engineering services for a major energy efficiency project at the Norske Skog Saugbrugs pulp and paper mill in Halden.

AFRY Norway has been contracted by Norske Skog Saugbrugs to provide detailed engineering services for a major energy efficiency project at the pulp and paper mill in Halden, Norway (photo courtesy Norske Skog).

Norske Skog Saugbrugs will invest a total of NOK 165 million (≈ EUR 14.1 million) in energy-efficiency measures at the pulp and paper mill in Halden. AFRY has signed a contract for detailed engineering of the plant.

The mill has already one of the world’s most energy-efficient processes for the production of thermomechanical pulp (TMP) used for magazine paper. These measures will take the company another step towards an even lower energy consumption.

We want to create a groundbreaking low energy consumption in our fibre production. Saugbrugs will be the benchmark for the industry and with these energy measures, we also want to create good overall profitability at the mill, said Kjell-Arve Kure, Managing Director of Norske Skog Saugbrugs.

AFRY has already contributed to the pre-study of the technical solutions with its expertise in energy and paper machines and will now be responsible for the detail engineering for the process, mechanical, electrical, instrument, building, project and construction management during the implementation phase.

We are very proud to be part of creating one of the world’s most energy-efficient paper mills and look forward to starting the work immediately, said Jon Julsen, Director Process Industries, AFRY Norway.

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