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Sustainable kraft paper production in Sweden

Making sustainable future for a kraft paper mill

AFRY provides engineering and project management services for strategic investment projects at Nordic Paper’s Bäckhammar mill in Sweden. The projects include a new wood room and a new electrostatic filter.

Nordic Paper’s investment of approximately MSEK 850 enhances 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 production. More than two-thirds will reduce the emissions of dust to air by installing 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.

Lisa Vedin, Head of Process Industries Division AFRY in Sweden

Nordic Paper's mill

Project facts

Project: Improvement of the kraft paper mill

Client name: Nordic Paper

Project location: Bäckhammar, Sweden

Project duration: 2023-2024

AFRY Scope of Services delivered: engineering and project management services in process, mechanical, piping, electrical, automation and instrumentation.

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