Sappi North America, Paper machine rebuild, USA

Rebuild of PM1 in Skowhegan, Maine, USA

Skowhegan, United States

Project facts

Project type: PM rebuild

Client: Sappi North America

Project start-up: 2017

Pöyry has awarded detailed design assignment for major rebuild for the rebuild of Paper Machine No 1 at Sappi Somerset paper manufacturing facility in Skowhegan, Maine, USA. The rebuild will impact nearly every component of the machine from pulp makedown to finishing and shipping.

This project will expand Sappi North America's manufacturing capabilities and flexibility to include a variety of consumer packaging grades. The investment of its No. 1 paper machine will maintain Sappi's leadership position in the graphic paper market, increasing annual production capacity at this mill to nearly one million tons per year.

"Somerset's existing world class infrastructure, together with its talented workforce and access to high quality fiber, makes the mill an excellent and obvious choice for this investment," said Mark Gardner, President and CEO of Sappi North America.  "By tapping into Pöyry's expertise on this important project, we are increasing our flexibility and expanding the paper mill's capability and capacity, ensuring that we continue to make superior products for years to come."