The fire has unfortunately caused heavier damage to the electrical cabling and thermo-mechanical pulp plant than initially anticipated. Normal production is not likely until the end of June.
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. No employees were injured as a result of the incident.
- The fire has unfortunately caused heavier damage to the electrical cabling and thermo-mechanical pulp plant than we initially anticipated. This is very unfortunate for our customers. We will do our utmost to re-establish normal production, says Norske Skog’s CEO Sven Ombudstvedt.
All production facilities at the mill were stopped due to the fire. Normal production has subsequently been started at one paper machine (PM4), which produces about 10 000 tonnes per month. Norsk Skog Saugbrugs will have a loss in production of about 30-35 000 tonnes per month (PM5 and PM6). Normal production from these machines is not likely until the end of June according to the press release.