Ortviken's industrial site is equipped with a well-developed infrastructure, such as water purification, steam supply, electricity and compressed air. The site also has a strategic location, as SCA can offer logistics solutions worldwide. Two modern facilities are now being built on the site by Renewcell and SCA Pulp. Furthermore Ortviken supplies district heating to Sundsvall´s municipality corresponding to the heating of 10,000 households.
From paper mill to pulp production
SCA is now investing SEK 1.45 billion in the production of thermomechanical pulp, CTMP. The new plant will be ready for operation at the beginning of 2023. At that time, the current CTMP- production will be shut down at Östrand's pulp mill.
Production at the new plant will be increased from the current 90,000 tonnes to 300,000 tons. Construction and groundwork are already in full swing and the CTMP facility is being installed in the existing facilities. New chip handling and a new building for drainage, drying and baling are being built.
The industrial activity at Ortviken began as early as the middle of the 19th century. Trees were built for square logs, which were used as mine supports, among other things.
In 1862, a sawmill was built on the site. During the 20th century, Ortviken developed into a modern industry and in 1958, two paper machines were put into operation. They were then followed by two additional paper machines which were put into operation in 1967 and 1986. During the 1990s, two of the paper machines for the production of lightly coated paper, LWC, were converted.
In 2020, SCA decided to shut down the newsprint production. At the same time, the decision was made to invest in increased production of CTMP. A new plant is under construction at Ortviken, which will reach a production capacity of 300,000 tonnes of CTMP per year. The new facility will replace the current CTMP facility on Östrand. SCA also leases premises at Ortviken to the company Renewcell, which is preparing the construction of a textile recycling facility.