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Estonian Cell



Project number:


Business sector:

Manufacturing and Services

Notice type:


ESIA disclosed:

11 Sep 2003



Approval date:

02 Mar 2004

Purpose of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

  • The client AS Estonian Cell is a company established to own, build and operate a modern, state of the art aspen pulpmill at Kunda, Estonia. In production, the plant will use contemporary environment-friendly Bleached Chemi-Thermo-Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP) technology, and plans to reach 140 000 tonnes of aspen pulp as an annual output.
  • The project will utilise and provide value to the currently under-utilised abundant aspen resources of Estonia and will create additional employment not only at the plant but also for the supply side in the forestry sector.
  • The project will provide strong technology transfer as the plant will be the first new pulpmill to be built in the Baltics for several decades.

There is a project summary document available for this project.

ESIA Summary

Executive summary (70KB - PDF), Estonian (57KB - PDF)

Full ESIA availability

Full EIA documentation is available locally at:

Kunda City Government
Koidu 9a, Kunda
Lääne Virumaa
Tel: +372 3221 649


AS Estonian Cell office
Reopalu village
Väätsa rural municipality
Järva county
Tel: +372 3851 062


EBRD Resident Office in Tallinn
Roosikrantsi 11
Swiss House
10119 Tallinn
Tel: +372 6418 548
Contact: Mrs. Kai Nigul


EBRD’s Business Information Centre in London


Environmental enquiries:

Raidla & Partners Law Office
Mr. Martin Triipan
Roosikrantsi 2
10119 Tallinn
Fax: +372 6407 171


This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014

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