The scope includes a press section upgrade, a latest generation TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer with new steam and condensate system, and a high efficiency TT Hood with a complete air system.
The five-year contract covers several maintenance modules for all process islands and equipment of the new mill, which is scheduled to start up by June 2024.
The continued curtailment means that approximately 70 paper operations employees will not return to work in December.
The curtailment will affect approximately 80 positions. Plywood production will continue at the same volume.
The new capacity is planned to be in operation in Q3 2025.
The facility, which sits on 22 acres of land, is fully staffed and ready for production with a heat treat chamber onsite.
The loan supports investments in the modernisation and upgrade of a bioproduct mill, including the replacement of a recovery boiler.
Ranheim Paper & Board has placed a new order with Toscotec for the second phase of PM5’s technological upgrade, which is scheduled for autumn 2024. PM5 produces greyboard and coreboard in the basis weight range from 220 to 540 gsm.
The mill will have an annual production capacity of about 160,000 cubic metres of Kerto LVL and is expected to start production in the second half of 2026.
The company is currently constructing a corrugated plant with the aim of starting partial operations in March 2024.
The change negotiations cover approximately 780 employees at UPM Pulp Finnish operations, approximately 235 employees at UPM Timber sawmills, approximately 1,100 employees at UPM Communication Papers Finnish mills and approximately 90 employees at the UPM Biofuels Lappeenranta biorefinery.
Simpson Strong-Tie will create an additional 37 new jobs.
The plant is planned for a two-phase development process. Phase one will result in an annual biochar pellet production of 160,000 metric tons per year, increasing to reach its target of 480,000 metric tons per year in phase two.
The start-up of the methanol liquefaction plant, together with a previously ordered multi-effect evaporation plant from Andritz, is scheduled for July 2025.
The annual production capacity of folding boxboard increased to 600,000 tons. The full capacity will be reached by the end of 2025.
MM Group has entered in consultations with trade unions and work council on a potential closure of the small packaging kraft paper machine (PM 3) and a reorganisation, which may include collective dismissal of around 110 employees.
DS Smith to replace the use of coal at the site as part of its decarbonization roadmap, reducing sit emissions by 99,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
The sawmill has an annual lumber capacity of 155 million board feet.
ABB’s scope of delivery included the provision and commissioning of the upgrade package for the existing PM2 drive control system and new drives.
Stora Enso is widening its offering to meet the ever-increasing demand for sustainable packaging materials.