Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has awarded ÅF Pöyry with the pre-engineering assignment for new bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland.
The target for the ongoing pre-engineering project is to create conditions for building a bioproduct mill with an annual production capacity of approximately 1.5 million tonnes of softwood and hardwood pulp to Metsä Group’s current mill site in Kemi. In addition to pulp, the mill would produce various other bioproducts.
This mill would be the biggest wood processing unit in the Northern hemisphere. The new mill would replace the current Kemi pulp mill with an annual capacity of approximately 620,000 tonnes. The total investment would amount to approximately EUR 1.5 billion.
This pre-engineering assignment is part of project planning phase that include, among other things, EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) and environmental permit processes, main equipment contracts and investment proposals.
“This assignment further strengthen the co-operation between Metsä Group and ÅF Pöyry, and we are pleased to be able to support Metsä Fibre in this strategically important sustainable assignment, targeted to reducing the use of fossil fuels, increase production of renewable energy and increase carbon dioxide stored in wood products that have a long lifespan“, says Nicholas Oksanen, Executive Vice President, Head of Division Process Industries of ÅF Pöyry.