VindIn and Metsä Board jointly investigate the conditions and opportunities for long-term electricity grid cooperation

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VindIn develops wind power in the south eastern part of the country. Behind VindIn are some of the Nordic region's most electricity-intensive and capital-strong industrial companies. The company has as its strategy to run its wind farms for at least 20 years in order to increase the range of renewable electricity in the Nordic market.

Metsä Board is an electricity-intensive company with among other things a factory in Kaskö, south eastern bottom, which produces bleached semi-mechanical pulp for paper and cardboard industry.

Together, VindIn and Metsä Board are investigating the conditions and opportunities for collaboration on increased use of existing infrastructure for high-voltage power transmission. With the collaboration, VindIn's planned wind farms, Kalax, Pjelax and Böle can be connected to Metsä Board's 25 km high-voltage (110 kV) between Kaskö and Kristinestad. .

Provided the evaluation of the investigations results in the network collaboration being technically and commercially feasible, VindIn and Metsä Board will plan the next step to implement the cooperation.

Christina Hillforth (Project Director): Email christina.hillforth@vindin.se
Ilkka Latvala (Energy Director, Metsä Group) E mail: Ilkka.Latvala@metsagroup.com

VindIn

VindIn AB is a wind power company, founded 2006. The energy-intensive owners of VindIn are: AGA, AkzoNobel, Billerud Korsnäs, Holmen, Stora Enso, Boliden, Cementa, Preem and LKAB.

 Within the Nordpool area, the company identifies suitable places for wind power. VindIn develops, builds and operates the wind farms to ensure competitive electric power for the owner companies. The ambition is to produce a terawatt hour (TWh) wind power within a few years.

 Wind power production started in Skutskär 2009 with 5 works. In Solberg, outside Örnsköldsvik, another 30 works are in operation since 2012. Read more about VindIns current project at www.vindin.se

 VindIn Ab / Oy is owned by VindIn AB and was founded 2012 in connection with the company's expansionary development of wind power projects in Ostrobothnia, Finland.

Metsä Board

Metsä Board is Europe's leading manufacturer of false cardboard made of fresh fiber, the world's leading manufacturer of coated white top kraftliners and a leading paper supplier. Metsä Board offers first-class solutions for consumer and retail packaging, printed matter and office applications. The company's sales network is at the service of brand owners, manufacturers of cardboard and corrugated board packaging, printing companies, wholesalers and office supplies suppliers. Metsä Board belongs to Metsä Group and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Sales 2012 amounted to 2,1 billion. The number of employees is about 3.