30 九月, 19:15
Södra’s new pulp mill in Värö was officially inaugurated on Friday 30 September. Södra is investing a total of SEK 6 billion ($700 million) to expand for the future. Some SEK 4 billion ($466 million) has been invested in the pulp mill in Värö. The expansion is now complete and will result in an increase in pulp production capacity from today’s 425,000 tonnes to 700,000 tonnes annually.
The mill will thereby become one of the world’s largest, most modern and energy-efficient mills for the production of softwood sulphate pulp.
The investment in Värö is part of Södra’s Group strategy. The expansion is a prerequisite for generating long-term value for Södra’s members and for its pulp customers in the global market.
"The forests owned by Södra’s members provide the company with a stable, sustainable source of fibre which Södra intends to develop to the full to keep pace with customers’ increasing demands. In the short term, the focus is on making sure the startup tonnage is brought up to premium quality as smoothly and quickly as possible," said Gunilla Saltin, Business Area President of Södra Cell.