AFRY partners with Metsä Tissue to build a Future Mill in Mariestad, Sweden

Metsä Tissue, part of Metsä Group, is investing in world-leading environmental and operational performance in tissue paper production by modernizing and expanding its paper mill in Mariestad. AFRY has been involved in the pre-project and is now a selected partner to deliver several services in the construction phase.

AFRY’s assignment covers both expansion and adaptation of existing mills, which includes participation in Metsä Tissue’s project organisation, including construction management, scheduling and coordination of engineering activities.

“AFRY is a widely known and experienced player in the industrial sector, which provides competence in many fields of technology – therefore it is great to have them supporting us in this unique project,” says Esa Paavolainen, VP Projects Metsä Tissue.

AFRY will also provide engineering services within construction and architecture, land and environment, process and piping, and as well as being responsible for local engineering support for foreign suppliers. The latter includes, for example, guidelines and training in local regulations.

“We are proud that Metsä Tissue has chosen us as a partner in this interesting and ambitious future project. We have already started and look forward to what we can achieve together,” says Fredrik Wirf, Construction Project Manager and Business Unit Manager in Process Industries, AFRY.

Construction work started in spring 2023 and the new modernised mill is planned to be operational by the end of 2025.