The site will occupy an area of around 200 acres and will have the capacity to produce 240,000 tons of tissue paper, built in several phases over the next decade, serving both the professional and consumer markets.
Metsä Group’s Kemi bioproduct mill, which started up on 20 September 2023, will consume 7.6 million cubic metres of wood every year, representing an increase of 4.5 million m3 compared to the old mill.
The new Kemi bioproduct mill will annually produce some 1.5 million tonnes of softwood and hardwood pulp and many other bioproducts, including 2 terawatt-hours of renewable electricity.
Metsä Group intends to make the mill areas’ biodiversity plans part of the environmental reporting of mills. In the next few years, the company also plans to collaborate with its stakeholders to develop the plans for the built environment into internationally approved criteria and standards.
Аdvanced AI-based solution enables an early detection of bark beetle outbreaks and near real-time monitoring of storm damages in forest ecosystems.
During 2022–2023, Metsä Group’s funding amounts to Euro 1.2 million.
The mill’s annual production capacity is approximately 160,000 cubic metres, which represents a 50 per cent increase in the company’s total Kerto LVL capacity.