ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 22, 2021 (Press Release) -Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is renewing its Husum pulp mill in Sweden in two phases during the 2020s.
In November 2020, Metsä Board received an amended environmental permit for the first phase of the renewal. Final investment decision for the first phase was made in December 2020. The first phase consists of a new recovery boiler and a new turbine.
In the second phase of the renewal, to be decided and implemented later during the 2020s, the current two fibre lines would be replaced with one new. Metsä Board will now start preparations for the renewal of the Husum mill site’s environmental permit so that it includes also the planned new fibre line. The process starts with internal preparatory work, followed by a permit application later during 2021.
Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and forerunner in sustainability. We produce premium lightweight folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners for consumer goods packaging as well as retail-ready and food service applications. We work together with our customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests. We aim for completely fossil free mills and raw materials by 2030.
The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2019, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.9 billion, and it has approximately 2,400 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and greaseproof papers.
In 2019, Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.5 billion, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 100,000 Finnish forest owners.