Kotkamills, Paper machine conversion, Finland

Folding boxboard machine project in Kotka, Finland

Kotka, Finland

Project facts

Project type: Paper machine conversion

Client: Kotkamills Oy

Capacity: 400 000 t/a of top quality 3-ply board

Start-up: August 2016

This project included engineering consultancy, laser scanning, 3D modelling, detail engineering and site services for the folding boxboard machine project at their Kotka Mill in Finland. The assignment was a continuation of the pre-feasibility services performed by Pöyry and it covers the majority of the required engineering services related to the implementation of the project.

With a focus on environmental sustainability, this project responds to growing customer demand by introducing high-quality recyclable barrier board to the market. Unlike other generally used plastic-coated boards, the barrier board of Kotkamills can be recycled without any special measures. By converting the paper machine product to packaging boards, Kotkamills secures its position as a globally significant manufacturer of forest industry products. Following the conversion into a board machine, Kotkamill's capacity is 400,000 tonnes per year of folding boxboard.

This assignment was based on good client relationship between Kotkamills and Pöyry and it further strengthens Pöyry’s position as the leading engineering solutions provider for the board making industry.

"We were very pleased to be able to continue our productive co-operation with Pöyry, one of the few engineering companies who knows paper industry throughout and can fulfil the whole expertise portfolio needed in this kind of wide project with various innovative process parts", says Markku Hämäläinen, CEO of Kotkamills Oy.