Metsä Fibre and Havator sign preliminary agreement on lifting services for Kemi bioproduct mill
January 7, 2021
Metsä Fibre and Tornio-based lifting services company Havator have signed a preliminary agreement on the lifting work to be carried out during the construction of the Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland. In addition to lifting services for the construction phase, the overall agreement covers various special transport services. These include lifting planning and expert services for the construction of the bioproduct mill, which would take about two and a half years.
The preconditions for making the decision on the Euro 1.5 billion investment in the Kemi bioproduct mill are expected to be in place in early 2021.
Many cranes of various sizes, suitable for various lifting tasks would be used at the worksite, including mobile and crawler cranes. Precast elements and equipment components would be moved using self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT transporters), for example.
"Havator has the longest and most extensive experience of projects of this size in Finland, and the benefits of experience are undisputed in overall solutions such as this one. We are able to mobilise equipment efficiently from our local depot in the north of Finland and, if necessary, from southern Finland and even Sweden," notes Christoffer Landtman, Havator's CEO.
Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts, biochemicals and bioenergy. Metsä Fibre is the world's leading producer of bleached softwood pulp and a major producer of sawn timber.