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Metsa Group’s Kemi mill secures grant

 Friday, November 18, 2022

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Metsa Group’s Kemi bioproduct mill has been granted the environmental permit package, upheld by the Vaasa Administrative Court. The Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland allowed all environmental and water supply permits for the Kemi bioproduct mill on December 18, 2020. Throughout the validity of the permission, three appeals were filed against it. On September 2, 2021, Metsä Fibre responded to those appeals in a submission to the Vaasa Administrative Court. On November 4, 2022, the Vaasa Administrative Court rendered its judgement. By requesting permission to appeal from the Supreme Administrative Court, one may appeal the Administrative Court’s ruling.

The mill will commence producing in the third quarter of 2023

Environmental, material and energy efficiency were utmostly prioritised in the development of the Kemi bioproduct mill. Thi new mill’s operational techniques include employing below the emission levels of the current environmental permit for the existing pulp mill in Kemi. BAT (Best Available Techniques) and partly even more advanced technologies, including the wastewater treatment plant and the sulphuric acid plant are the foundations on which this bioproduct mill is being built, explains Metsä Fibre’s CEO Ismo Nousiainen.

The Kemi bioproduct mill will commence producing in the third quarter of 2023 after a 1.85 billion euro investment. Around 1.5 million tonnes of softwood and hardwood pulp as well as a number of other bioproducts will be produced annually by the mill. With a 250% self-sufficiency in power, it won’t burn any fossil fuels. The new bioproduct mill is also expected to improve Metsä Group’s standing as a producer of electricity based on indigenous renewable fuels.

About 0.5 billion euros will be added to Finland’s yearly export value thanks to the Kemi bioproduct mill, and about the same amount will be added to Finland’s annual income thanks to wood sales and domestic purchases. The 250 employment at the current pulp mill in Kemi will be preserved for a very long time owing to the new bioproduct plant. Around 500 people are employed at the Metsä Group’s Kemi mill facility in total.

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