Norske Skog investing NOK 180 million in TMP line at Skogn
Norske Skog Skogn invests NOK 180 million in a new thermomechanical production line (TMP), after being granted NOK 40-50 million in funding from the Norwegian NOx Fund
The investment will increase the production capacity of thermomechanical wood pulp by 100,000 tonnes.
Today, newsprint is produced at Norske Skog Skogn with a pulp mix, consisting of wood fiber and recycled paper. The investment will replace the use of expensive recycled paper fiber with fresh wood fiber in newsprint production and contribute to:
- reduced variable costs
- significantly reduced NOx, calculated to around 40%
- significantly reduced fossil CO2 emissions, calculated to around 80%
- ash reduction at around 60%
"With this investment decision, we have taken the first step in the long-term competitiveness of Norske Skog Skogn. We want to secure our position in the newsprint market while at the same time providing opportunities to establish ourselves in new markets. This will strengthen our already good environmental position through major reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases," says Håvard Busklein, Managing Director at Norske Skog Skogn AS.
Start-up is expected during the first half of 2024.