Norske Skog is transforming its operations to serve both the publication paper and packaging paper markets in a sustainable and profitable manner.
Two newsprint machines will be converted to add 760,000 tonnes of cost-competitive and low-emission packaging paper capacity. This production will be fully based on recycled fiber and will utilize green energy generated from waste-to-energy and biomass plants.
Norske Skog Bruck will start recycled packaging paper production in the first quarter of 2023 and has already entered into sales agreements with packaging paper customers.
Norske Skog Golbey will start recycled packaging paper production in the fourth quarter of 2023 and the construction of a biomass boiler at the site is progressing according to plan.
The company will also invest in a new thermo-mechanical pulp line that will reduce costs, emissions, and waste sent to landfill. The start-up is expected in the first half of 2024.
orske Skog aims to become CO2 net negative or climate positive and is exploring economically viable models for utilizing biogenic CO2.
“We are well prepared to soon serve both the publication paper and the packaging paper markets in a sustainable and profitable manner. In 2023, we will complete a large-scale transformation of Norske Skog when it comes to product portfolio changes. Our entire organisation is tuned in to enter a new era of opportunities within the packaging paper markets,” says Sven Ombudstvedt, CEO of Norske Skog.
Source: Norske Skog