Ahlstrom is investing €7 million in a new cogeneration facility at its Turin, Italy plant. The new facility, due for completion in early 2007, will secure a competitive supply of steam and electricity to serve the energy needs of Ahlstrom’s Turin plant. It will be built and run by an external partner under an “own and operate” agreement. The Turin plant produces release base papers for the self-adhesive labeling industry and filtration media for automotive and specialty applications. This investment will enable the plant to satisfy its growing energy needs also in the future.