UPM, Kuusankoski, Kouvola, Finland
KYMI700 - Kymi pulp mill expansion project
The investment at Kymi mill†consists of 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.
The planning of the KYMI-700 project†was commissioned from the local engineering office CTS Engtec Oy. Raumaster from the Finnish city of Rauma†was the supplier of†the new debarking plant. The complementary pulp drying machine and modernisation of the fibre line†was supplied by the Austrian company Andritz.
UPM has invested € 160 million into the Kymi pulp mill to strengthen its position in the growing end use sectors of the global pulp market, namely tissue, speciality papers and packaging board. Following 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 inaugural opening of expanded Kymi pulp mill was held on the 14th of January 2016 in Kuusankoski, Finland.