29 Jan 2021, 18:43 CET

A new recovery boiler in Frövi - An investment for the future

On January 28th, 2021, BillerudKorsnäs board decided to invest 2,6 billion SEK in a new recovery boiler in Frövi. The new boiler is planned to be put into operation at the end of 2023. It is an investment well anchored in BillerudKorsnäs strategy for a sustainable future and shall secure that Frövi will continue to be a highly integrated mill with a competitive production.

The investment shall ensure the long-term operation at the production site and secure an environmentally improved, stable and efficient pulp- and board production. The total investment is estimated to SEK 2.6 billion and the new recovery boiler is planned to be in operation at the end of 2023. The investment is planned to be financed by cash flow from operating activities. In 2021, the negative cash flow effect will be around SEK 700 million. The value of the current boiler at Frövi and related spare parts of a total of SEK 115 million will be depreciated during the period up to the closure in 2023.

The Frövi mill is a strategic asset for BillerudKorsnäs and the investment is a good platform for future development. A new recovery boiler will improve environmental performance, increase energy production and create possibilities for increased efficiency and integration of the mill
Christoph Michalski, President and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs


Q and A – New recovery boiler in Frövi

  1. Why is BillerudKorsnäs investing in a new recovery boiler in Frövi? This is a long-term investment to secure pulp production in Frövi. The old boiler was built in 1969 and no longer meets today's environmental conditions. A new boiler enables an increase in pulp production and an increased integrated board production in the long term.
  2. Why are we making this investment right now? The existing recovery boiler has passed its technical life and no longer meets modern emission requirements.
  3. How big is the investment? The total investment is 2,6 billion SEK

  4. When is the new boiler expected to be in operation? The new boiler is planned to be put into operation during the end of 2023.