The construction stage is nearing completion, and installations are moving ahead at full speed. Now, at the end of 2022, the site’s workforce is at its largest.
Metsä Fibre Kemi bioproduct mill
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You will find all the updates about the Kemi bioproduct mill here on this page. The page is regularly updated to include the latest articles.
Wood handling with the aid of machine vision and artificial intelligence
The Kemi bioproduct mill will be built using the best available technique – BAT technique – and even more advanced technique. The project will include advanced and even unique solutions. For example, wood handling is carried out using a completely novel method.
World-class environmental efficiency at Kemi bioproduct mill
When completed, the bioproduct mill in Kemi will be the most efficient wood-processing plant in the northern hemisphere. It will produce 1.5 million tonnes of softwood and hardwood pulp annually, used to make paperboard, tissue and printing papers, and speciality products. The new mill will boost Kemi’s output of softwood pulp to an entirely new level, while also improving the industrial efficiency of customers.
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.
Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill in Kemi: More than a Mill
Metsä Fibre, part of the Metsä Group, is building the world’s most modern mill in Kemi, Finland. The bioproduct mill certainly is more than a mill; it operates completely without fossil fuels and produces renewable electricity 2.5% share of Finland’s total electricity production. The bioproduct mill is top notch in terms of environmental, energy and material efficiency.
Kemi mill built with Metsä’s own sawn timber
Construction of Metsä Fibre’s Kemi bioproduct mill, one of Finland’s largest building sites, requires huge amounts of sawn timber. Precisely scheduled deliveries have been arranged between the mill constructors, Metsä Fibre’s sawmills and K-Rauta Äimärautio, a hardware store in Oulu.
Megatrends encourage the use of pulp and sawn timber
Environmental concerns, demographic changes, and evolving technology are the key megatrends of the 21st century. Their impact is also visible in Metsä Fibre’s strategy and day-to-day operations, as solutions for many of the world’s problems are to be found in wood or fibre-based products.
Professor Orlando Rojas is developing applications for biomaterials
Orlando Rojas’ efforts in 2018 led to the establishment of “FinnCERES” by Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. A joint competence centre for the materials bioeconomy is supported by a group of businesses, including Metsä Fibre.
Project engineering for Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill in Kemi to begin in August 2020
The project engineering for Metsä Fibre’s bioproduct mill project in Kemi, Finland will start at the beginning of August 2020. This means the detailed engineering of the mill’s technology, civil construction, MEI installations and commissioning, as well as preparation for the project’s construction phase. The engineering work will be carried out in cooperation with the selected four main implementation partners: Valmet, ABB, AFRY and Fimpec.
Second-phase preparatory work to begin at Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill in Kemi
Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has completed the first-phase preparatory work as part of the pre-engineering of the Kemi bioproduct mill in the Kemi mill area on schedule in January. The second phase will begin in early April. The purpose of the preparatory work is to enable the construction of the mill and a smooth start for the related earthworks.