MAIN HIGHLIGHTS • Operating Cash Generation2 and Adjusted EBITDA² set new records in the quarter: R$1.28 billion and R$1.57 billion, respectively. • Strong performance in the pulp segment, supported by the effect from exchange variation: adjusted EBITDA1/ton of R$1,646/ton (+59.4% on 2Q17). • Marginal increase in cash cost in LTM: R$593/ton, 0.8% higher than in LTM to 2Q17. • Solid results and new increases in paper prices in both the domestic and international markets: adjusted EBITDA1/ton of R$892/ton (+25.8% on 2Q17). Click Read More below for additional information.
Statkraft and Norske Skog Skogn AS and Norske Skog Saugbrugs AS have entered into new long-term industrial power supply agreements for the period from 1 December 2018 to 31 December 2026. The total delivery will be about 14 TWh, with annual deliveries of approximately 900 GWh to each mill.
The contracts will contribute to the supply of power to Norske Skog’s paper mills in Skogn and Halden, and will replace previous contracts between Statkraft and Norske Skog.
“We are pleased to extend our comprehensive and long-term cooperation with Norske Skog. Norske Skog has been through a period with demanding challenges and group restructuring. Statkraft has been the main supplier of power to Norske Skog for many years, and it is a pleasure that we contribute to predictable and competitive power supply agreements, “said Hallvard Granheim, Executive Vice President of Market Operations & IT at Statkraft.
“The new contracts improve the competitiveness of our two major plants in Norway, and will at the same time be a contribution to ensuring important jobs in the processing of Norwegian raw materials. In a paper market with steadily falling demand, only mills with the lowest cost position and the most efficient operation will survive. Therefore, we are also dependent on improving the Norwegian political framework conditions and ensuring favourable purchasing terms from other suppliers to Norske Skog, “says Niels Petter Wright, CEO of Norske Skog.