Norske Skog Saugbrugs AS in Halden has started up full production on one more paper machine (PM6) after an extensive fire in the thermo-mechanical pulp plant on the 2nd February this year. During next week the last machine (PM5) will also start up. SC magazine paper has already been delivered to customers from PM6.
- We are very pleased to see that the first deliveries of paper to pressrooms confirm that production is at the same quality level as before the fire, says Norske Skog's CEO Sven Ombudstvedt.
On 2 February, fire caused damage to part of the thermo-mechanical pulp plant which supplies the paper machines with fibre at the Norske Skog Saugbrugs mill. All production facilities at the mill were stopped due to the fire. Normal production was subsequently started at one paper machine (PM4), which produces about 10 000 tonnes per month. PM6 started up on the 8th of June and was in full production from week 24. PM5 will start up on the 27th June.
Norske Skog Saugbrugs has an annual production of 545 000 tonnes SC magazine paper with 550 employees.
Oxenøen, 22 June 2011
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