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New Digester for the Obbola Kraftliner Mill

Project Description

SCA reports that it will invest some SEK 500 million (approximately $76 million) in a new digester for the Obbola kraftliner mill outside of Umeå in northern Sweden. SCA is now investing approximately SEK 500 million in a new continuous digester at its Obbola liner mill in northern Sweden. The new digester is a reinvestment that will improve the plant's energy efficiency and provide opportunities for continued development. In conjunction with building the new digester, the Intellinova online system with the patented and award-winning SPM HD measuring technique has been introduced also in this part of the liner mill. The method is already in use on the liner machine's drying section. The new continuous digester will result in a significant reduction in steam consumption and allow for an increase in production capacity. Valmet will deliver key technology for upgrading the SCA Obbola mill’s pulp production in Sweden. Valmet’s delivery includes a new fossil free lime kiln and upgrade of the existing fiberline. The pulp production upgrades will happen in stages. The upgraded fiberline will start up in June 2021 and the new lime kiln is scheduled to start up during the last quarter of 2021.

Project Details


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Budget / Cost

Estimated at 855.3M USD