UPM shuts down Shotton newsprint mill for good

Shotton paper mill had the capacity to produce 260,000 tpy
of newsprint and was part of UPM Communication Papers division.
01 Oct 2021 − 

The mill's new owner Eren Paper plans to convert and expand the Shotton mill to produce recycled corrugated case material, corrugated board. 

UPM has completed the sale of the Shotton newsprint mill. The 260,000 tpy mill was permanently closed and the site and all related assets will be transferred to Eren Paper, a subsidiary of Turkey's Modern Karton, according to UPM.

The existing renewable energy generation plant and the material recovery and recycling facility will continue operations during the conversion process, Eren Paper was cited as saying.

Eren Paper has big plans for the Shotton paper mill in North Wales, UK. Ahead of the regular planning application, the company has submitted a scoping report, in which it proposes to expand and redevelop the site into an industrial complex producing 650,000 tpy or RCCM, 105,000 tpy of corrugated board and 210,000 of tissue. The company also plans to build a new gas fired cogeneration heat and power (CHP) plant with a total capacity of 50 MWe.

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