Korsnäs invests in evaporation plant to enhance energy efficiency and cut emissions at Gavle mill in Sweden

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Korsnäs invests in evaporation plant to enhance energy efficiency and cut emissions at Gavle mill in Sweden

May 23, 2010 - 21:25
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GAVLE, Sweden, May 19, 2010 (Press Release) -Korsnäs Gävle has built a new evaporation plant. Korsnäs Gävle has invested a total of SEK 570 M to enhance energy efficiency and cut emissions. The investments mean that oil consumption will decrease by nearly 50 percent and that carbon dioxide emissions will therefore fall by the same amount.

Today, the plant was inaugurated by Barbro Holmgren, the County Governor of Gävleborg and Christer Simrén, CEO of Korsnäs. Alongside the inaugural speeches, project participants and employees of Korsnäs Gävle who were present enjoyed cake and entertainment provided by a brass band.

The new plant has taken a number of years to plan and build, employing as many as 130 people. Tests of the plant have resulted in unanimously positive assessments.

"This is an important investment for Korsnäs. It halves our carbon dioxide emissions and enhances the efficiency of our work," says Christer Simrén, CEO of Korsnäs.

The new evaporation plant is more efficient than its predecessor. Korsnäs Gävle expects to generate major savings with the new plant, which, in addition to being more beneficial to the environment, will also cut energy costs.

"Four evaporation units have now been replaced by one and we are now able to look ahead with confidence. Korsnäs Gävle can now continue to be a hyper-modern facility helping us remain competitive in a global market," says Ulf Eliasson, Production Director at Korsnäs Gävle.