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AFRY to support Nordic Paper’s strategic investments for sustainable kraft paper production

Fri, 15/12/2023 - 09:00 CET

Nordic Paper, a leading specialty paper producer with its base in Scandinavia, has selected AFRY as its engineering and project management partner for the strategic investment projects at its Bäckhammar mill in Sweden. The projects include a new wood room and a new electrostatic filter.

Nordic Paper has decided to invest approximately MSEK 850 to enhance the sustainability performance and competitiveness of the Bäckhammar mill, which produces kraft paper for various applications. An important component of the investment is a new wood room providing for both strategic flexibility in raw material sourcing and efficiency gains in the production. The emissions of dust to air will be reduced by more than two thirds through the installation of a new electrostatic filter.

AFRY delivers project management services for projects and multi-disciplinary engineering services covering the process, mechanical, piping, electrical, automation and instrumentation. The project is a continuation of the pre-study phase of the projects that AFRY has also been involved in. The value of AFRY’s assignment is not disclosed.

”We are proud that Nordic Paper has chosen us as an engineering partner in an investment that will enable growth and at the same time accelerate the transition to a sustainable society. We will support Bäckhammar’s strategic investment with our local resources and specialists across AFRY, ensuring the best possible team and result for the project,” says Lisa Vedin, Head of Process Industries Division AFRY in Sweden.


For further information, please contact:

Marika Hahtala, Head of Business Development, Marketing & Communications,

AFRY Process Industries

Mobile: +358 40 823 8986

E-mail: marika.hahtala@afry.com



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About Nordic Paper

Nordic Paper is a leading specialty paper producer with its base in Scandinavia. The company has been manufacturing top-quality kraft paper and natural greaseproof papers since the 19th century. Their products are based on renewable raw material from local forests. From their five paper mills, four in Scandinavia and one in Canada, they supply customers in 85 countries. Nordic Paper had in 2022 net sales of SEK 4,440m, about 670 employees and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.nordic-paper.com

About AFRY

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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