UPM expands the Otepää plywood mill in Estonia. The expansion will bring the mill’s production to almost double at 90,000 cubic metres per annum. In addition to mill expansion, the mill site will also be built a new bio power plant, which will replace the old, partly oil-burning plant. The investments made to Otepää total to about Euro 40 million. The mill’s personnel will grow with about 40 persons along with the expansion.

UPM to almost double production capacity at Otepää plywood mill in Estonia

Apr 23, 2015. /Lesprom Network/. UPM expands the Otepää plywood mill in Estonia. The expansion will bring the mill’s production to almost double at 90,000 cubic metres per annum. In addition to mill expansion, the mill site will also be built a new bio power plant, which will replace the old, partly oil-burning plant. The investments made to Otepää total to about Euro 40 million. The mill’s personnel will grow with about 40 persons along with the expansion, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.

The Otepää mill will be expanded with new plywood production line including all machinery needed for veneer and plywood manufacturing. The expansion will be realised using mainly current buildings, infrastructure and resources. New production premises will be made about 8,000 m2 by connecting exisiting buildings together.

The new bio power plant delivers 18 megawatts of power and it replaces the old boilers, which use oil and wood as fuel. The bio power plant will use the by-products of plywood production like bark, chips and dust as its fuel.

The expansion of the plywood mill and building of the bio power plant will start during this summer and the work will be completed by the end of 2016. The mill’s current production will continue normally during the works.

Otepää plywood mill produces coated and uncoated birch plywood e.g. for construction, vehicle flooring and LNG carriers.

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