Pulp

Stora Enso has completed the co-determination negotiations concerning closing down the pulp and paper production at its Veitsiluoto site in Finland. The closure will take place during the 3Q 2021. As a result of the negotiations, 550 people will be permanently laid off. Some 28% of the redundancies can be managed throu...

Oji Fibre Solutions appointed Mr Azumi Kawabe (Kawabe-san) as new Chairman and Director. Kawabe-san has been involved in the Oji Groups wood and paper business in North America and Japan for many years, and has extensive experience relating to Oji Fibre Solutions.

Valmet and Stora Enso have signed a three-year service agreement for the company's Beihai mill in China. The service agreement contains the following services: support with service visit, emergency service visit response time, on-site expert and remote support via Valmet Performance Center to improve availability and o...

Paper Excellence announced that several key roles have been filled as work to restart the Prince Albert pulp mill ramps up. Prince Albert Pulp Incorporated is expected to restart in the second half 2023, employing 200 people and creating over $300 million per year in economic benefits for Prince Albert and all of Saska...

Valmet will supply a large pulp and paper technology delivery to Klabin in Brazil. The order consists of a paperboard making line (PM 28), a complete new fiberline including a new Continuous Cooking G3, and a new bleached chemi thermo mechanical pulp (BCTMP) line, all with extensive scopes of automation and Valmet Indu...

Tom Pazdera has been named the new Vice President and General Manager of ND Paper’s Rumford Division. In addition to his background as a project engineer, Pazdera has guided business operations and management teams at several largescale paper manufacturing sites across the country during crucial turning points.

UPM has completed the employee consultation process in Finland started in April. As a result, the number of employments in Finland will decrease by 28. In Germany and Austria, the process is still on-going.

Verso Corporation announced that Brian D. Cullen will become its Senior Vice President and CFO, effective June 16, 2021. Mr. Cullen will succeed Allen J. Campbell who will retire from Verso, effective June 30, 2021.

Mikhail Shamolin, President of Segezha Group (a Sistema company), and Arthur Parfenchikov, Head of the Republic of Karelia, Russia, signed a letter of intent for the implementation of the “Segezha West PPM Construction Project”. The investments are estimated at RUB 178 billion ($2.4 billion).

International technology group Andritz has received an order to supply a sulfuric acid plant for Klabin’s Ortigueira mill in Brazil. The plant will be the first of its kind worldwide and is designed to produce 150 tons of commercial-grade (>98%) sulfuric acid per day from concentrated odorous gases and elemental sulfur...