Metsä Board Husum

Expansion of sustainable packaging production, Metsä Board, Sweden

Towards sustainably produced packaging materials

The target is to increase the folding boxboard - sustainable packaging material - production capacity by 200,000 tonnes and is expected to have production full capacity by the end of 2025.

Due to consumer’s environmental awareness, the demand for wood-fibre-based products and packaging, such as folding boxboard, has increased. To meet the growing demand, Metsä Board is now investing towards more sustainable production with increased production efficiency and environmental performance. Metsä Board’s overall investment value is approximately EUR 210 million, and is estimated to increase the production capacity from 400,00 tonnes to 600,000 tonnes.

We see the value in benefiting from AFRY’s broad expertise and experience in this type of project, as well as being able to contribute with both global resources and their capacity locally. With AFRY’s deep process knowledge and their focus on sustainability, we see good conditions for good collaboration.

Håkan Jonsson, Project Manager at Metsä Board.


AFRY is delivering engineering services, such as detailed engineering of process, mechanical and piping, electrical, instrumental, automation, and HVAC as well as project planning services. The value of the order is not disclosed.

We are proud to be a part of the strategic investments that are in progress at Metsä Board in Husum. Metsä Board is keen to maintain its position as a leading folding boxboard producer and understand the power of changing towards a more sustainable society—so it is very gratifying that we get the opportunity to contribute with our expertise.

Lisa Vedin, Head of AFRY Process Industries in Sweden.


Metsä Board Husum
Metsä Board's Husum mill in Sweden (Source: Metsä Board Corporation image bank)

Project facts

  • Project: Folding box-board capacity increase at Husum mill
  • Client name: Metsä Board
  • Project location: Husum, Sweden


AFRY Scope of services delivered:

  • Detailed engineering of
    • process
    • mechanical and piping
    • electrical
    • instrumentation
    • automation
    • HVAC
  • Project planning services

Key Figures of the project

  • Production type: Folding boxboard
  • Production capacity: 400,000 tonnes
  • Expected future capacity: 600,000 tonnes
  • Total value of the investment: 210 million
  • Full production capacity Q3/2023