Mondi invests in Bulgarian paper mill

Mondi is investing in its Bulgarian operations. Photo by Mondi

Upgrade project Mondi has announced that it is investing in its Stambolijski paper mill in Bulgaria with the aim to reduce the facility’s water use and expanding its water recycling capacities.


In 2023, the company’s local team “identified opportunities to reduce water use in its pulp and paper processes by installing a turbo blower on the paper machine and a cooling tower in the turbine and evaporation area. The actions implemented have reduced specific contact water consumption at the mill by 30% against our 2020 baseline,” Mondi said in a statement.


“Water is critical for running a paper and pulp mill. It’s our responsibility to use it as efficiently as possible. By further closing the water loops, we’re not only saving water but are also improving our energy balance as warm water released also means losing energy,” said Alexander Krickler, the managing director of Mondi Stambolijski


The company did not disclose the value of the project.