Metsa Fibre Oy signed a letter of intent for the detailed engineering of its planned bioproduct mill with Sweco Industry Oy and Sweco Rakennetekniikka Oy. Final delivery contracts will be signed if Metsä Fibre decides to build the mill. If the prerequisites for the investment are met, the decision on the construction of the bioproduct mill will be made this spring.
According to the letter of intent, Sweco Industry Oy and Sweco Rakennetekniikka Oy will be responsible for layout, mechanical and piping engineering as well as civil engineering. In the project, Neste Jacobs Oy will be the partner for Sweco. The detailed engineering work will have an employment impact of about 200 person years of which 100 per cent will be of Finnish origin.
About Metsä Group:
Metsä Group is a responsible forest industry group whose products’ main raw material is renewable and sustainably grown northern wood. Metsä Group focuses on tissue and cooking papers, fresh forest fibre paperboards, pulp, wood products, and wood supply and forest services. Its high-quality products combine renewable raw materials, customer-orientation, sustainable development and innovation. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5 billion in 2014, and it employs approximately 10,500 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 122,000 Finnish forest owners.
About Metsä Fibre:
Metsä Fibre is a world-leading producer of softwood pulp and its main brand is Botnia. Our products – sustainably and cost-efficiently produced softwood and birch pulp – are specially developed for the production of high-quality tissue and writing papers, speciality products, and board. With four pulp mills in Finland, we employ a total of about 850 people. Our sales in 2014 were approximately EUR 1.3 billion. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.