Arctic Paper Munkedals AB has taken the next steps towards more efficient energy solutions by acquiring 50% of Kalltorp Kraft HB, a water energy company running two water power stations in western Sweden with a total annual output of 5 – 5,5 GWh/year. Arctic Paper Munkedals is also projecting an increase of the output at the current hydro power plant located close to the mill.
The acquisition of Kalltorp and expansion of the hydro power station at the mill in Munkedal is in line with the earlier communicated strategy of Arctic Paper SA to increase the independence of purchased energy by increasing the internal production. The company has a strong focus on modern and environmentally-friendly energy generation. Arctic Paper Grycksbo runs a biofuel power plant and Arctic Paper Kostrzyn runs a cogeneration gas-fired power station with efficiency of over 93%.
The company has been running its own hydro electric power station close to the mill with an annual capacity of 11 – 12 GWh. It is now projecting an increase of the output of the existing water fall with a new power station with new turbines and generators. The aim is to increase the annual output with 10 GWh/year to a total output of approximately 22 GWh/year.