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Metsä Group partners with Fortum Recycling for Kemi Mill project

 Tuesday, February 6, 2024

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Metsä Group, the leader of advancing the bioeconomy and Fortum Recycling & Waste have jointly signed an agreement on dismantling the old pulp mill in Kemi, Finland. Fortum Recycling & Waste will be the main contractor for the demolition project and the demolition site will employ approximately 50 people. The price of the demolition contract will not be disclosed.

The old pulp mill of Metsä Group in Kemi ceased operations in autumn 2023 with the start-up of a new Kemi bioproduct mill. The safety procedures and demolition of the old mill was started immediately after the mill shutdown. The actual demolition will start in early 2024 and will be completed by the end of 2025.

Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts, biochemicals and bioenergy. They are one of the world’s largest producers of softwood market pulp and a globally significant manufacturer of sawn timber. There is a growing demand for their high-quality products, as renewable wood provides a responsible alternative to fossil-based materials.

All buildings are located on Metsä Group’s Kemi integrated mills site. The machinery and equipment of the demolished mill will be recycled for reuse as different metals. Metsä Group is dedicated to invest in growth, bioproduct development and a fossil free future. The raw material for their products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. They also focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, as well as tissue and greaseproof papers.

Moreover, Metsä Fibre’s sustainability targets are based on Metsä Fibre’s strategy and Metsä Group’s strategic sustainability 2030 objectives. The company’s sustainability themes and targets are aligned with reaching the UN’s Sustainable Devlopment Goals. Metsä Fibre uses Nordic wood from sustainably managed forests in areas where the forests grow more than they are used.

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