Finnpulp has signed a basic engineering partnership agreement with the Finnish Pöyry Oyj for the bioproduction mill planned to be constructed in Sorsasalo, Kuopio, Finland, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
The basic engineering will take into account the requirements of optimization in the digital ecosystem from raw material, supply chain and back office to the quality and quantity of production. The basic engineering will include preparation of the construction stage of the mill’s processes, technologies and mill site layouts. This phase, which has now been started, will last to the 1Q 2019 and after that Finnpulp will have binding offers of bioproduction mill’s main machinery, which allows making the final construction decision.
Finnpulp's bioproduct mill will be the world's largest softwood pulp mill. The annual pulp production capacity of the bioproduction mill is 1.2 million tons.