Arup appointed to lead development of Shotton mill


Built environment consultancy Arup has been appointed by Eren Holdings to redevelop the Shottom mill in Deeside, North Wales.

It will be supported by architects AHR, and will work with Eren through the expansion plans of the former UPM mill.


Once the first phase is fully operational in 2024, the former newsprint mill will produce up to 750,000 tonnes of cardboard each year.

Arup will lead on project management, design, and will provide engineering expertise.

The expansion will include a container board machine building, new warehouse and dispatch facilities. Subsequent phases of the project will include a corrugated packaging factory and tissue factory.

Eren Holdings, which is part of the Modern Karton group, recently revealed it has appointed Valmet to provide the lines in the mill.

Shotton Mill general manager Dan Johnson said: “Shotton Mill and Modern Karton are delighted to have the expertise and experience of Arup leading the design of this development.

“Arup’s support of the design and implementation in the UK and Turkey was a key factor in choosing them as our partner.

“This is a very exciting time in the mill and we look forward to working with Arup to deliver a world-class manufacturing facility in North Wales.”