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Metsä Board Appoints AFRY as Engineering Partner for New Folding Boxboard Mill Pre-Engineering In Finland

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has assigned European engineering company AFRY for the pre-engineering of a new folding boxboard mill with an annual capacity of approximately 800,000 tonnes at the Kaskinen mill site in Finland. As part of the pre-engineering, an environmental impact assessment and an environmental permit process have been launched.

May 5, 2023

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Metsä Board has appointed Sweden-based engineering company AFRY as the engineering partner for the pre-engineering of a new folding boxboard mill with an annual capacity of approximately 800,000 tonnes at the Kaskinen mill site in Finland. AFRY has received the assignment for pre-engineering, which includes architectural, infrastructure, building technology, and structural engineering. Metsä Board estimates that the possible investment decision could be made in 2024 at the earliest. The value of the order for AFRY has not been disclosed.

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The pre-engineering for the new folding boxboard mill is based on fossil-free production and world-class resource and production efficiency. Thanks to the best available technology, the consumption of raw materials, energy, and water per tonne of folding boxboard produced would be significantly lower when compared with the existing mills. In the pre-engineering phase, in terms of construction, for example, wood construction will be promoted, and existing mill site infrastructure will be developed. As part of the pre-engineering, an environmental impact assessment and an environmental permit process have been launched.

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”Our plans are strongly guided by responsibility. In addition to resource and production efficiency, we also aim for world-class environmental efficiency. I am happy that we can utilize AFRY’s wide experience in this important project,” says Tero Ojala, Project Director, Metsä Board.