Metsa Wood considering construction of new Kerto LVL line at its Punkaharju mill in Finland

8 September 2017

Metsä Wood is considering the construction of a new, 65,000 cubic metres Kerto® LVL line to its mill in Punkaharju, Finland. The value of the potential investment would be approximately Euro 52 million, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.

Metsä Wood is negotiating with the town of Savonlinna and the mill’s personnel to create the conditions for the investment. The final investment decision will be made by the end of the year. If the investment is carried out as planned, the line will start up during the first half of 2019.

The new line would bring approximately 35 new jobs to Punkaharju. In addition, the new line would add some 40 person-years to the subcontractors’ chain. If the investment is carried out, it will increase demand for logs by 160,000 cubic metres a year.