The planned Goole site will use the best available technologies to manufacture tissue paper products for the UK and Irish markets, using fresh fibre pulp as the main raw material from sustainably managed forests in the Nordics. Occupying a site of around 200 acres, the mill will have the capacity to produce 240,000 tons of tissue paper, built in several phases over the next decade, serving both the professional and consumer markets – a level of production unrivalled in the UK.
This investment would deliver the largest tissue mill in the UK and significantly reduce the quantity of tissue products that are currently imported into the UK and Ireland each year.
When operating at full capacity the mill will create 400+ direct jobs at the facility, as well as thousands more across the supply chain and the local economy.
The planned investment demonstrates Metsä Tissue’s long-term commitment to the UK as one of the largest tissue markets in Europe. The proposed mill is an opportunity to bring locally produced, sustainable tissue products to the UK, increasing the country’s self-sufficiency in this sector by 30%.
Metsä Tissue’s activity is rooted in sustainability, with a target for all products to be manufactured from fully fossil fuel free raw materials by 2030. Additionally, we aim for all our mills, including the new Goole facility, to operate without the use of fossil fuels by 2030.