Metsä Fibre has signed a contract on sawmill maintenance with Oy Botnia Mill Service Ab. The contract includes the maintenance of the Rauma sawmill’s whole process, excluding property maintenance.
Botnia Mill Service has long been a partner in the maintenance of Metsä Fibre’s pulp mills. This also includes the maintenance of the Rauma pulp mill operating within the Rauma integrated mill.
Work on Metsä Fibre’s Rauma sawmill construction site is proceeding as planned and on schedule. Walls and roofs have been installed for the sawline and grading line buildings, and concrete casting work for the floors is in its final stage. The other buildings will be completed by the end of September. The first debarking machine was installed in May. Installing machines and equipment in the whole area will start in August.
The degree of Finnish origin at the construction site for the Rauma sawmill is high – around 70%– and the construction phase employs 1,500 people.
Metsä Fibre is building the world’s most modern sawmill in Rauma. The value of the investment is approximately Euro 20 0 million, and the annual production of the new unit will be approximately 750,000 m3 of pine sawn timber. The new sawmill will be a worldwide forerunner in technology and efficiency.