UPM invests €160m in Kymi pulp mill to strengthen its position in the growing end use segments of the global pulp market.
With this investment Kymi's annual pulp production capacity will increase by 170,000 tonnes to 700,000 tonnes of bleached northern softwood and birch pulp. The Kymi investment makes a significant part of UPM's earlier announced target to reach a 10 % increase in its 3.3m tonne pulp capacity over the next three years.
The investment at Kymi mill will begin immediately comprising a new pulp drying machine, modernisation of the softwood fibre line, a new debarking plant as well as improvements in the energy balance of the Kymi integrate consisting of pulp and paper mills.
UPM Kymi produces bleached softwood and hardwood kraft pulp, coated and uncoated fine paper as well as energy. The mill employs about 600 people and is located in south-east Finland in Kouvola.
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