Södra Cell invests in new screening and brown pulp washing systems at Mörrum

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015

The expansion at Södra Cell Mörrum is continuing. A new primary screening system and brown stock washing system will be put into operation between 23 November and 11 December. The new brown stock washing system is initially expected to increase production capacity on the softwood pulp line by 30,000 tonnes per year. The investments will contribute to higher pulp quality, more effective washing results and lower chemical consumption on the pulp line.

A new primary screening facility is being installed on the softwood pulp line, while the cleaning equipment before and after the oxygen bleacher is being replaced and upgraded. All of the equipment is being installed in existing plant premises.

"We are excited to be installing and commissioning an entirely new facility," says Jörgen Lindström, Project Manager at Södra Cell Mörrum. "Naturally, this is an important investment for Södra, but also for our customers and the nearby community. We are investing in the future."

A year and a half of planning and preparation will now come to fruition during two highly intensive weeks of installation, which will take place in conjunction with the major shutdown at the mill between 23 November and 4 December. At the height of this period, 250 employees will be involved in the disassembly, installation and start-up of the project.

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