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BillerudKorsnäs starts three-week upgrade to increase capacity

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BillerudKorsnäs starts three-week upgrade to increase capacity

April 14, 2015 - 19:40

BRUSSELS, April 10, 2015 (RISI) - BillerudKorsnäs has started upgrade work on its 260,000 tonne/yr semi-chemical (SC) fluting PM 6 at its Gruvön mill in Sweden.

The revamp, which will see PM 6 fitted with a new press section, began last Tuesday and will last for three weeks, Gruvön mill manager Fredrik Turzik told RISI. As part of the scheme, the firm will rebuild the pulping line and the wood room. BillerudKorsnäs selected Voith as the main supplier for the project.

Following the upgrade PM 6 is scheduled to come back online around April 27, Turzik said. 

The revamp will result is an increased capacity of PM 6, which will rise by 40,000 tonnes/yr to 300,000 tonnes/yr. The investment is also aimed at improving the strength qualities of fluting.

The cost of the project is SEK 180 million ($20.5 million).