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Metsä Fibre signs electrical, automation and ICT installation agreements for Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland

All the electrical, automation and ICT installation contracts for the Kemi bioproduct mill project of Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, have now been agreed. The contracts form an important part of the whole bioproduct mill. Signed as planned and on schedule, the contracts includes all the mill's process electricity, building electricity and instrument installations, as well as ICT cabling and equipment. The installations will begin in the spring of 2022 and end in the summer of 2023.

Metsä Fibre's partners in electrical, automation and ICT works are ASES Installaatiot Oy, Bilfinger Industrial Services Finland Oy, Caverion Industria Ltd, DC Works Finland Oy, Ekas Oy, Insta Automation Oy, Kalotti-Automaatio Oy, Karhu Group Oy, RTO Sähkö Oy, Ubitec Oy and VirtaWorks Oy. Metsä Fibre chooses the best professionals in the field as its partners to construct a modern bioproduct mill in Kemi.

The partners chosen for the electrical automation and ICT works are Finnish companies, and they will primarily employ Finnish personnel to carry out the work. The bioproduct mill project has a high degree of Finnish origin, around 70%. During the construction phase, the mill's employment effect will be approximately 10,000 person-years, and more than half of it will be done in Kemi. The total number of employees working during the construction phase is estimated to be about 15,000. The number of people currently working on-site on a daily basis is 1,200.

Metsä Group's Kemi bioproduct mill is the largest in the history of the Finnish forest industry, Euro 1.85 billion. The fully fossil free bioproduct mill will be started up in the 3Q 2023. The mill will produce annually 1.5 million tonnes of pulp, as well as other bioproducts such as tall oil, turpentine and bioelectricity.


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