The investment in SCA Pulp, Östrand pulp mill has doubled production capacity. The factory now has a leading position in terms of quality, cost efficiency and environment. We are now tripling the CTMP capacity in a new facility at Ortviken industrial site. Our new facility will be ready at the beginning of 2023 and then the current CTMP production will be shut down at Östrand's pulp mill.
In June 2018 SCA had completed one of the largest industrial investments in Sweden and the largest to date in Northern Sweden. Work commenced in 2015 and by the summer of 2018 it was completed on time and according plan. Production is more than doubled, from 430 000 tonnes to 900 000 tonnes, and made the plant the largest production line for bleached softwood kraft pulp in the world.
SCA Pulp is quality-certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and environmentally certified in accordance with ISO 14001 and energy certified according to EN 16001. Naturally we are also chain-of-custody approved in accordance with FSC® and PEFC™.
SCA has major focus on the environment and environmental performance is natyrally important to our customers. As a result, our newest mill is now equipped with state of the art technology that minimises emissions to air and water. We are also world leaders in terms of resource management that generates surplus energy to be sold in the form of green electricity. Customers will be offered both TCF- (Total Chlorine Free) and ECF- (Elementary Chlorine Free) pulp, produced with raw materials from sustainable forestry.
After three years of hard work, the Östrand pulp mill was inaugurated on February 14, 2019, by His Majesty the King. Read more about the inauguration.
Bleached softwood kraft pulp, NBSK, 900 000 tonnes/year (2020)
Chemical thermo mechanical pulp, CTMP, 100 000 tonnes/year (2020) when the new facility at Ortviken industrial site is completed in 2023, the production will triple to 300,000 tonnes / year.
Green electricity 1,2 TWh/year at full production (2020)
SCA Pulp produces bleached softwood kraft pulp, NBSK and chemical thermo mechanical pulp, CTMP. In the manufacturing of kraft pulp, wood pulp is cooked to pulp wich bleaches to the correct brightness according to TCF or ECF standards to also obtain the purest possible cullulose fiber. The pulp process also produces greeen electricity, district heating, taill oil and turpentine.
Increased demand for CTMP means that we are now building a new production facility at Ortviken,industrial site which will be completed at the beginning of 2023.