Arctic Paper has concluded a 15-year agreement with Advent AB on sustainable energy supply to the Group’s paper mill in Munkedal, Sweden. The agreement ensures lower, more stable and predictable energy costs and reduces CO2-emissions, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
Adven AB will construct, own and operate a boiler plant with a capacity to deliver 30 MW. The plant is expected to be put into operation in two years.
“Energy prices are volatile and there is a significant political risk for the future. This agreement ensures Arctic Paper Munkedals long-term competitiveness through lower, more stable and predictable energy costs, it will also strongly reduce our environmental footprint,” says Michal Jarczynski, CEO of Arctic Paper S.A.
The new plant will mainly be operated on recycled wood and well-defined sorted and recycled materials. In combination with the previously announced investment in the expansion of hydropower in Munkedal, this means that Arctic Paper Munkedals can phase out the use of natural gas and externally sourced electricity. This will reduce the mill’s carbon dioxide emissions by 60% and has a significant positive impact on energy cost.
Arctic Paper S.A. is one of the leading producers of high-quality graphical fine paper in Europe and consists of three paper mills.