If we think of some examples of the environmental ambitions we have set for ourselves, perhaps one of the most important ones are the reduced noise levels around the mill, improved infrastructure with new traffic routes, reduced odour impacts and reduced carbon dioxide emissions. The fact is that heavy traffic will disappear from Sandbäcksvägen. We are certain we will also reduce the background noise caused by the mill and by that improve the daily life as such. During the construction period the project will be noticeable though and this may naturally cause some concerns. Further development of new opportunities for local businesses, new jobs in and around Mariestad, will also be significant.
I am sure that some questions will arise among our neighbours and local residents are keen on understanding what impacts the extended mill has for the local surroundings and the area nearby the mill. We respect and we welcome them. We as a company value good and honest dialogue with our stakeholders which is something we encourage our residents to do in case they have some feedback for us.
Our Katrinefors mill has a long history and tradition rooted in Mariestad. It is located in the very heart of Mariestad and can be said, belongs to Mariestad. We will make sure to maintain the idyllic and peaceful environment despite having our industry so close to the centre of the city. We aim to give our neighbours and local stakeholders a good understanding of the project in all its stages. We will henceforth describe them more in detail on our website along the project.
We are happy to move forward with our plans to build a sustainable future, adding Sweden’s self-sufficiency in tissue papers and bringing more jobs to Mariestad.
We are more than eager to start our work – our journey towards better and more efficient production at Katrinefors Bruk – the Future mill.
More to come. Stay tuned.