Construction is proceeding well at the Kemi bioproduct mill
Metsä Fibre’s new Kemi bioproduct mill is progressing according to plan and on schedule. Several of the key components, including parts of the mill’s fibre line, were delivered in October 2021 and the first building was already completed in September.
The Kemi bioproduct mill is scheduled to start up and begin producing pulp in the third quarter of 2023. When completed, the mill will have a production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes of softwood and hardwood pulp per year, and it will create 0.9 million tonnes of additional market pulp capacity (0.8 softwood pulp and 0.1 hardwood pulp). It will use the best available technology (BAT) or even more advanced technology. The mill will be a frontrunner in environmental, energy and material efficiency, and it will operate completely fossil-free.
Sustainable and responsibly produced pulp
At Metsä Fibre, we aim to make the most responsibly produced pulp in the world. Like all Metsä Fibre mills, the Kemi bioproduct mill will use Nordic wood from sustainably managed forests. It will use 100% of each tree and every possible side stream to maximise productivity and minimise waste, and it will also generate significantly more electricity than it uses. All of this wood will have full traceability to ensure that our entire supply chain operates responsibly. Furthermore, the new Kemi bioproduct mill will operate completely fossil-free, which will help us reach our 2030 targets.
Project update March 2022
Pile driving and earthworks are nearly complete at Metsä Fibre’s Kemi bioproduct mill. The installation of concrete elements, laying of ground slabs and mechanical installations are widely underway. As spring progresses, more and more of the site will move to the installation phase.
We produce renewable energy
The Kemi bioproduct mill will play an important role in achieving our 2030 sustainability targets. Watch the video to find out more.
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The new Kemi bioproduct mill will produce bleached softwood kraft pulp and bleached hardwood birch pulp.
Kemi bioproduct mill is scheduled to begin producing pulp in the third quarter of 2023.
With the additional capacity we will be adding an additional 800 000 tonnes of softwood pulp and 100 000 tonnes of hardwood pulp to the market.
The customer need for softwood pulp is increasing and will also increase in the future. By increasing pulp production we can provide more pulp to our customers. With our new bioproduct mill, we can ensure we have higher availability and more stable pulp quality.
Metsä Fibre uses Nordic wood mainly from Finland from sustainably managed forests in areas where the forests grow more than they are used. The wood we use has full traceability and comes from certified or controlled forests.
Production will continue seamlessly at new Kemi mill
When the new Kemi bioproduct mill comes online in the second half of 2023, the old mill will be wound down. The switchover will not affect deliveries. The additional capacity is now available for booking.
What is the Kemi bioproduct mill about?
Metsä Fibre’s bioproduct mill, under construction in Kemi, will maximise the conversion of wood, a valuable raw material.