Kemira expands ferric sulfate water treatment chemicals production in Goole, UK, adding 70,000 tons capacity to meet growing demand amid stricter regulations on wastewater treatment discharge

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November 27, 2023 (press release) –


Kemira Oyj, Press Release, November 27, 2023 at 10.00 am (EET)

Kemira, a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water-intensive industries, announces a significant capacity extension of its ferric sulfate water treatment chemicals production line in Goole, UK. The additional 70 000 tons capacity investment helps meet the growing demand for coagulants due to the new and stricter Asset Management Plan 7 and 8 regulation on phosphorus and other nutrient discharge from wastewater treatment set out in the Water Industry National Environment Programme in the UK. The new capacity is planned to be in operation in Q3 2025.

“We support our customers in meeting the tighter regulations and help them to optimize the chemistries used in every part of the water treatment process. This investment will increase our flexibility to utilize different types of iron raw materials which will further secure our strong supply service when demand increases. We are well placed to meet the growing future needs of the UK water treatment industry,” says Wido Waelput, Senior Vice President, Commercial, EMEA & APAC, Industry & Water segment at Kemira.

Kemira produces currently over 350 000 tons of water treatment and other chemicals annually at its four UK manufacturing sites in Goole, Ellesmere Port, Teesport and Bradford. Kemira has invested significantly in the Goole site in recent years. The latest expansion program was completed in 2021.

For more information, please contact:

Kemira Oyj
Wido Waelput, Senior Vice President, Commercial EMEA & APAC
Tel. + 49 1728 8434 96

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water-intensive industries. We provide the best-suited products and services to improve our customers’ product quality, process, and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment, and energy sectors. In 2022, Kemira had annual revenue of around 3.6 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.


Current status of managers’ shareholdings in Kemira shares:

Board of Directors

Manager Position Security Ownership
Kähkönen Matti Chair of the Board Share 18,511
Paasikivi Annika Vice Chair of the Board Share 4,421
Sejersgård Fanø Tina Member of the Board Share 3,010
Fuhrmann Werner Member of the Board Share 5,890
Lappalainen Timo Member of the Board Share 16,929
Lopes Larsen Fernanda Member of the Board Share 1,330
Pullola Kristian Member of the Board Share 4,281
Staffas Mikael Member of the Board Share 1,330

Management Board

Manager Position Security Ownership
Castrén Petri Interim President & CEO Share 56,140
Hildebrandt Linus Member of the Management Board Share 0
Pixton Matthew Member of the Management Board Share 33,032
Pohjolainen-Hiltunen Tuija Member of the Management Board Share 24,179
Puputti Esa-Matti Member of the Management Board Share 44,831
Salminen Antti Member of the Management Board Share 71,666
Salonen Eeva Member of the Management Board Share 71,420
Hakkila Jukka Other person discharging managerial responsibilities Share 102,687

Transaction history in the last 12 months

Date Manager Ownership Security Transaction Change +/-
19/05/2023 Lopes Larsen Fernanda Own Share Remuneration +1,330
09/05/2023 Sejersgård Fanø Tina Own Share Remuneration +1,330
09/05/2023 Fuhrmann Werner Own Share Remuneration +1,330
09/05/2023 Kähkönen Matti Own Share Remuneration +3,019
09/05/2023 Lappalainen Timo Own Share Remuneration +1,714
09/05/2023 Paasikivi Annika Own Share Remuneration +1,714
09/05/2023 Pullola Kristian Own Share Remuneration +1,330
09/05/2023 Staffas Mikael Own Share Remuneration +1,330
02/03/2023 Castrén Petri Own Share Remuneration +9,900
02/03/2023 Hakkila Jukka Own Share Remuneration +7,700
02/03/2023 Pixton Matthew Own Share Remuneration +7,700
02/03/2023 Puputti Esa-Matti Own Share Remuneration +7,700
02/03/2023 Salminen Antti Own Share Remuneration +13,750
02/03/2023 Salonen Eeva Own Share Remuneration +7,700

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