NCC has been commissioned to conduct earth, civil engineering and construction
works in connection with the expansion of the Södra Cell Värö mill. The client
is Södra Cell AB and the order is worth in excess of SEK 500 million.
Södra Cell AB is investing billions of Swedish kronor in its pulp mill at Värö,
between Varberg and Kungsbacka. Annual production capacity for pulp will be
expanded from the current level of about 425,000 tons to 700,000 tons. As a
result, Värö will become one of the world’s largest mills for the production of
softwood sulfate pulp, which is used in such items as paper napkins and kitchen
paper. Expansion of the mill will increase production capacity.
“This is an important order for NCC. We appreciate Södra Cell AB’s willingness
to work with us in a partnering assignment, thus increasing the potential to
implement a really good joint project,” says Svante Hagman, Business Area
Manager for NCC Construction Sweden.
Partnering implies a cooperative format whereby the key participants in a
project jointly resolve issues arising in an assignment by means of open dialog
focusing on the best interests of the project.
NCC will immediately initiate the planning process, while it is estimated that
construction and Phase 2 of the assignment will start in mid-September 2014. The
project is scheduled to be completed by June 2016. The total order value exceeds
SEK 500 million. The order value will be determined exactly during the planning
phase, in cooperation with Södra Cell and the other parties involved in the
A prerequisite for construction start is the receipt of a permit from the
Environmental Court of Appeal, a decision on which is expected to be available
in mid-September. The project will employ about 100 individuals. NCC is already
engaged in construction works on a cooperative basis at Värö, where Södra Cell
is investing in a new lime kiln and a white pellet plant.
The order will be registered during the second quarter of 2014 in the NCC
Construction Sweden business area.
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billion and 18,500 employees in 2013. The NCC is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.