BillerudKorsnas has awarded Poyry with two engineering services assignments in Sweden. One for a new board machine project in their production site in Gruv?n; and the other for the machine glazed (MG) paper machine relocation project from Tervasaari in Finland to Skarblacka in Sweden.
BillerudKorsnas is a leading supplier of renewable fibre-based packaging materials and solutions, and one of the world leaders in liquid packaging board and other virgin fibre carton board. Driven by global megatrends, the demand for these types of board is increasing. BillerudKorsnas is investigating the possibility of installing a new board machine at the production unit in Gruv?n. The machine would become one of the most cost efficient in the world with a capacity of approximately 500 000 t/a of liquid packaging board, carton board, food service board and white kraftliner. Poyry has been awarded pre-project engineering services to develop the investment plan into a viable technical concept.
Simultaneously, BillerudKorsnas is launching a separate investigation into potential further structural change and growth in specific kraft paper segments. The investigation includes exploring the possibility of moving and integrating the MG paper machine in Tervasaari, Finland, to pulp production at Skarblacka, Sweden. The investigation will also look at investment in further value adding surface treatment capacity at the existing MG paper production in Skarblacka. If implemented, the investments would strengthen Skarblacka's position as one of the world's most efficient production units for white MG papers while also opening up opportunities in attractive market segments within medical papers, food packaging and release liners. Poyry 's assignment covers pre-project engineering services for the machine relocation.
"These projects are evidence of our successful operation model where global competence and local presence are combined. We are executing this project with experts from Sweden and Finland to ensure the best result for the client. We are proud to be the selected partner of BillerudKorsnas with these strategically important development opportunity investigations. These assignments further strengthen Poyry 's position as the world's leading pulp and paper engineering consultancy.", says Johan Ehrnrooth, Poyry 's Vice President, Pulp & Paper Europe.
The values of the orders are not disclosed. The orders will be recognised within the Industry Business Group order stock in Q4/2015.