Fimpec and Metsä Fibre sign a contract to build a bioproduct mill in Kemi

The investment decision for Metsä Group’s Kemi bioproduct mill has been made, and construction work on the mill is progressing at pace. Metsä Fibre and Fimpec have confirmed an agreement concerning project management and site supervision services for construction and mechanical installations during the construction phase of the Kemi bioproduct mill.

Once complete, the Kemi bioproduct mill will be the largest wood processing plant in the northern hemisphere, and the Finnish forest industry’s largest investment, totalling 1.6 billion euros. The environmentally, energy, and material-efficient mill will run entirely on renewable fuels and will have an electricity self-sufficiency rate of 250 per cent. After completion, the mill will produce 1.5 million tonnes of spruce and birch pulp, energy, and numerous other bioproducts each year.

“We want to partner with the industry’s best professionals to build a modern, renewable bioproduct mill in Kemi, and we require them to commit to the project’s safety, scheduling and quality requirements. Our long-term partnership with Fimpec operates in accordance with these principles, and we have all the prerequisites to collaborate and implement a successful large-scale industrial project in Kemi”, says Jari-Pekka Johansson, Metsä Fibre’s project manager for the bioproduct mill.

“The Kemi bioproduct mill is an investment that utilises the latest technology, with equipment deliveries based on the most environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions. This commission will significantly strengthen the long-term and fruitful collaboration between Metsä Fibre and Fimpec, which openly seeks new and effective operating methods. Our experts will work as a tight-knit part of Metsä Group’s Kemi bioproduct mill implementation organisation. Our collaboration with Metsä Fibre already played a significant role back when Fimpec’s growth story was written. We are very pleased and touched that we are now able to add new pages to our story,” says Pekka Salomaa, Chair of the Board at Fimpec.

Metsä Fibre is the world’s leading bioproduct manufacturer. The company is the world’s largest producer of market spruce pulp and a significant actor in sawmill production. In 2020, Metsä Fibre’s turnover was 2.2 million euros and the company employed around 1,300 people. Metsä Fibre is a part of Metsä Group.

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The contract concerning Metsä Group’s Kemi bioproduct mill project was signed by bioproduct mill project manager Jari-Pekka Johansson from Metsä Fibre (left), Metsä Fibre Oy’s CEO Ismo Nousiainen, Fimpec’s Chair of the Board Pekka Salomaa, and Fimpec’s CEO Mikko Turunen

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