The Land and Environment Court in Vänersborg, Sweden has granted environmental permit for the modernisation and expansion of Metsä Tissue's Katrinefors mill in Mariestad.
Metsä Tissue is now preparing the final investment decision, which will likely be made in the first half of 2023, the company wrote.
The preparation of the Katrinefors mill investment is part of Metsä Tissue's Future Mill programme, which aims to promote world-leading environmental performance in tissue production, Metsä Tissue writes. The approval now granted would enable an increase in production capacity from the current 75,000 tpy to 145,000 tpy of fresh fibre-based tissue paper and create 50 to 100 additional jobs at the mill. With the planned investment, Metsä Tissue sees itself as a pioneer in investing in the tissue industry in Scandinavia, and would thus contribute to ensuring security of supply of hygiene tissue paper products.
The Katrinefors mill has a long history and tradition in Mariestad. The mill produces the tissue paper brands Katrin, Lambi and Serla. The investment in the modernisation and expansion of the Katrinefors mill would be one of the largest in Metsä Tissue's history.