Norske Skog announces a strategic review process to reposition the Tasman newsprint mill in New Zealand
October 12, 2020
NEW ZEALAND (News release) -- Norske Skog has announced to employees and stakeholders in New Zealand that due to the likely irreversible and rapid negative impact that COVID-19 has had on the newsprint industry in the region, the group has engaged in a broad process to identify alternative production options to reposition the Tasman newsprint mill at Kawerau industrial site in New Zealand.
Norske Skog will perform a strategic review process for the Tasman newsprint mill, which is located at the Kawerau industrial site close to the east coast of the North Island. The mill has a total annual production capacity of 150,000 tonnes. Several options for the long term future of this industrial site are being considered. Once a preferred option is identified, a proposal will be put forward for consultation with employees at the mill. One option, which is currently being developed, is to establish a BCTMP (bleached chemical thermo-mechanical pulp) facility at the mill site. KPMG has been engaged to assist Norske Skog with the review process.