SCA boosts production of green electricity

  • Regulatory press release

A new soda recovery boiler has been in operation at the Östrand pulp mill for one week. The boiler cost SEK 1.6 billion (approximately EUR 170m) and took two years to build. SCA can now increase its manufacture of paper pulp and Östrand can double its production of biofuel-based electricity.

The new recovery boiler and new turbine will enable Östrand to double its annual production of electricity. This will make Östrand’s sulphate pulp plant self-sufficient in electricity and the plant will at times also be able to sell electric power.

The recovery boiler went into operation on 9 October and production of electricity will start at the end of October when the turbine and generator go on stream.

The Östrand pulp mill is located outside Sundsvall in Northern Sweden and produces chlorine-free, bleached sulphate pulp primarily for manufacture of publication papers and tissue, as well as chemical thermo-mechanical pulp (CTMP) for the manufacture of personal care and other products.

Stockholm, 19 October 2006
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