Södra has made extensive energy investments at Södra Cell Värö over the past few years. These investments mean that the pulp mill will now be free from fossil fuels.
Of late, Södra has spent SEK 600 million building:
A new evaporation plant - for a more energy-efficient mill
Feed water preheating - to produce more electricity
Flue gas cooling - for more district heating
Bark drying - for optimum fuel for district heating supplies
These investments have just been completed this spring and form part of an investment programme which has been ongoing since 2002, worth SEK 1.7 billion to date.