Ukraine’s leading paper and packaging producer to comply with EU industry standards, cut CO2 emissions
- Seven-year loan of €10 million for Ukraine’s leading manufacturer of cardboard, corrugated packaging and tissue products
- Project to comply with EU Directive on best available techniques for the production of pulp, paper and board
- Annual reductions in CO2 to reach 11,000 tonnes
The EBRD will provide a loan of €10 million to Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill (KCPM), a leading company in the sector and based outside Ukraine’s capital.
The purchase of a shoe press for cardboard drying will help KCPM reduce the use of steam, increase production volumes and improve the quality of coated cardboard. The replacement of pumps will halve the electricity needs of this equipment. Combined annual savings are expected to reach up to €2 million.
New converting and packing lines for the production of tissues will be procured as part of the project and will allow the company to widen its range of products for use in office buildings, hotels, schools and airports. It will also help KCPM increase its domestic and export sales, including those to the EU.
KCPM will upgrade its waste-paper processing equipment, which will allow the firm to improve the quality – and reduce the cost of cardboard production. These improvements will make it possible to reprocess waste paper up to four times. This will be the first production cycle in the country to implement the EU principles of using fewer resources and increasing energy efficiency.
The investments are expected to reduce the company’s annual CO2e emissions by up to 11,000 tonnes.
The EBRD is the largest international financial investor in Ukraine. Since the start of its operations in the country in 1993, the Bank has made a cumulative commitment of almost €12.1 billion across some 400 projects in Ukraine.