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Metsä Fibre and Lehto to build an Ecological Operating Office for Kemi Bioproduct Mill

With an investment of around USD 1.9 billion, the Kemi bioproduct mill is the largest-ever investment in the history of the Finnish forest industry.

September 04, 2021

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Metsä Fibre, a subdivision of Metsä Group, and Lehto Group have signed an agreement to construct an ecological operating office from wood for the Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland.

Kerto® LVL wood products from Metsä Wood will be used in the construction. The upcoming office building will be an impressive, four-storey wooden structure, including the main control room for the bioproduct mill, office, and social facilities.

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The total area of the building will be 4,235 sq m. Presently, Lehto Group is also in the process of constructing a 40,000 sq m product warehouse for the bioproduct mill in the Ajos harbour in Kemi.

The progress of the Kemi bioproduct mill project is going on as per the devised plan. In the construction phase, the mill’s employment effect will be around 10,000 person-years, more than half of which will be carried out in Kemi. The total number of employees working during the construction phase is expected to be about 15,000.

With a total investment of around ~USD 1.9 billion (EUR 1.6 billion), the Kemi bioproduct mill is the largest-ever investment in the history of the Finnish forest industry. The new bioproduct mill will employ around 2,500 people in Finland.

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The bioproduct mill project has a high degree of Finnish origin, approximately 70 percent. The fully fossil-free bioproduct mill will start-up in the third quarter of 2023. In addition to pulp, the new mill will produce other bioproducts such as tall oil, turpentine, and bioelectricity.