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AFRY partners with Metsä Tissue to build a Future Mill in Mariestad, Sweden

Thu, 07/09/2023 - 14:00 CEST

Metsä Tissue, part of Metsä Group, is investing in world-leading environmental and operational performance in tissue paper production by modernizing and expanding its paper mill in Mariestad.  AFRY has been involved in the pre-project and is now a selected partner to deliver several services in the construction phase.

AFRY's assignment covers both expansion and adaptation of existing mills, which includes participation in Metsä Tissue's project organisation, including construction management, scheduling and coordination of engineering activities.

"AFRY is a widely known and experienced player in the industrial sector, which provides competence in many fields of technology – therefore it is great to have them supporting us in this unique project,” says Esa Paavolainen, VP Projects Metsä Tissue.

AFRY will also provide engineering services within construction and architecture, land and environment, process and piping, and as well as being responsible for local engineering support for foreign suppliers. The latter includes, for example, guidelines and training in local regulations.

“We are proud that Metsä Tissue has chosen us as a partner in this interesting and ambitious future project. We have already started and look forward to what we can achieve together," says Fredrik Wirf, Construction Project Manager and Business Unit Manager in Process Industries, AFRY.

Construction work started in spring 2023 and the new modernised mill is planned to be operational by the end of 2025.


For further information, please contact

Marika Hahtala, Head of Business Development, Marketing & Communications,
AFRY Process Industries Division
E-mail: marika.hahtala@afry.com
Tel: +358 40 823 89 86



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The entire process industry seeks and develops solutions to meet future challenges related to overall resource efficiency and sustainability. AFRY is a partner for our customers, from early strategic development phases to project implementation of small and large investment projects, followed by support in the operation of the facility. Read more: Tissue & Sanitary Products | AFRY


About Metsä Tissue

Metsä Tissue creates a cleaner every day. They are one of the leading tissue paper suppliers in Europe to households and professionals and one of the leading greaseproof paper suppliers globally.  Known brands are Lambi, Serla, Mola, Tento, Katrin and SAGA. With production units in five countries, they employ around 2,450 people. In 2022, sales totaled EUR 1,2 billion. Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group. 


AFRY provides engineering, design, digital and advisory services to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society. 


We are 19,000 devoted experts in industry, energy and infrastructure sectors, creating impact for generations to come. AFRY has Nordic roots with a global reach, net sales of 24 BSEK and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.


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