UPM Nordland Papier

UPM Nordland Papier is located in Dörpen in Lower Saxony, Germany. Founded in 1967, the paper mill ranks today among the biggest fine and specialty paper producers in Europe.


Dörpen, Germany


1,500 (total on site)


1.2 million tonnes per year

Product types

Fine papers, office & postal papers

UPM Fine, UPM Finesse, UPM Office, UPM Office Recycled plus, UPM Office Recycled premium, UPM Mail, UPM Preprint, UPM PrePersonal

Digi papers

UPM Digi

Specialty papers



Do you want to be part of the UPM Nordland team?

Open positions in Dörpen


“I feel lucky to work for UPM. We have a strong emphasis on sustainable products and we manufacture our products with great energy efficiency."
Christoph Tebbe, Supervisor Technology & Process PM2, UPM Nordland Papier

Mill technology & Sustainability

0 %
Waste to landfills
> 89 %
Certified fibre
8 %
Specific power consumption reduction since 2010


Clean water

Nordland Papier has its own effluent treatment plant, where wastewater generated from the production processes is cleaned before it is discharged into the Ems river. Since 2018 an ultrafiltration plant for the recovery of wastewater is in operation, i. e. that a partial stream of the wastewater is reused in production to replace fresh water. Fresh water is drawn from deep wells, paying attention to sustainable groundwater regeneration. At the moment all of the electricity required by the mill is purchased from the grid. The steam required for paper drying is generated by combustion of natural gas in the mill’s own heating plant.




At the moment all of the electricity required by the mill is purchased from the grid. The steam required for paper drying is generated by combustion of natural gas in the mill’s own heating plant. 

Combined-Heat-Power plant

The construction of a mill’s own Combined-Heat-Power (CHP) plant starts in Q3 2020 and is planned to go in operation from Q3 2022 onwardsThe highly efficient 80 MW gas fired power plant improves the environmental performance and will cover most of the mill’s heat demand while enabling active participation in the increasingly volatile German electricity markets.



  • EMAS – EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme 
  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System Standard 
  • ISO 9001 – Quality Management System Standard 
  • ISO 50001 – Energy Management System Standard
  • ISO 22000 – Food Safety System Standard
  • ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety System Standard
  • PEFC-CH11/0831.00 (PEFC/02-31-80) Chain of Custody Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
  • FSC-SGSCH-COC-002249 (FSC® C014719) Chain of Custody – Forest Stewardship Council®

All certificates can be found from UPM’s Certificate finder 



Two daughter companies of UPM-Kymmene Beteiligungsgesellschaft operate on the mill premises. The nortrans Speditionsgesellschaft mbH provides freight transport services for the paper mill. NorService GmbH specialises in custom paper finishing especially focused on DIGI and special cutsize products.



Contact us

UPM Nordland Papier
Nordlandallee 1
PO Box 1160
D-26888 Dörpen

tel: +49 4963 401 00

email: info.nordland(at)upm.com

www: www.upmpaper.com


On site: Paper world showroom

Take the opportunity to visit our “Paperworld”. In this showroom the visitors find extensive information on traditional and modern papermaking processes as well as on UPM and the products of the six business areas.




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