Metsä Fibre has also awarded ÅF Pöyry with the pre-engineering assignment for a pine sawmill at its mill site in Rauma, Finland.
The estimated annual production of this sawmill would be approximately 750,000 cubic meters. The new sawmill would be the most modern and efficient unit in its field in the world. The level of technology and utilisation of data will be clearly raised higher, compared to current sawmills. The total investment would amount to approximately EUR 200 million.
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.