APPM plans further investments in ecological modernization in years to come

APPM, one of Russia's largest paper mills. Photo: APPM

The Arkhangelsk pulp and paper mill (APPM), which is part of the Austrian Pulp Mill Holding plans further investments in its ecological modernization in years to come, according to recent statements, made by Vladimir Krupchak, Pulp Mill Holding’s head of department of investments.

As Krupchak told in an interview with the Russian Izvestia business paper in fact the plant has been investing in its ecological modernization for the last 20 years, being one of the most advanced pulp and paper mills in this area.

Vladimir Krupchak comments:

«The idea was to reduce emissions and discharges through a more complete and efficient use of resources (raw materials, chemicals, fuel and energy), instead of spending energy and money on cleaning and deactivating them. At the same time, the modernization of the treatment facilities was also carried out. A dual-purpose project to reconstruct a cardboard production facility in order to reduce fuel consumption was implemented in 1997-1998 with a loan from the World Bank. The experience proved to be successful - such investments have a double and sometimes triple effect. And now any new project is considered and evaluated from an economic and environmental point of view».

By: Eugene Gerden