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.