New Rauma sawmill

  • 750

    thousand cubic meters

    Capacity

  • 1.5

    million cubic meters

    Wood consumption

  • 200

    Meur

    Investment

  • Q3/2022

     

    Production start

Metsä Fibre is building a new pine sawmill in Rauma, Finland. The value of the investment is approximately EUR 200 million. Construction stated in the spring of 2020, and the production at the sawmill will begin during the third quarter of 2022.

The Rauma sawmill is the largest sawmill investment ever in Finland. The new sawmill will be a forerunner in technology and efficiency. For example, using computer vision in different stages of the saw process is a significant new development. Similar technology is not yet in use anywhere in the sawmill industry.

The new technology also allows for the transition from workstations to control room monitoring as well as continuous operation. The key elements of the Rauma sawmill’s operating model include employees’ in-depth expertise and multiple skills as well as user maintenance.

Rauma sawmill in a nutshell:

  • The value of the investment is approximately EUR 200 million.
  • The new sawmill will employ around 100 people directly and around 500 people across its direct value chain.
  • The sawmill’s employment impact during the construction phase is estimated at 1,500 person-years.
  • The new sawmill will produce around 750,000 cubic metres of pine sawn timber a year.
  • Annual use of logs sourced in Finland is estimated at 1.5 million cubic metres.
  • Production the sawmill is set to begin at during the third quarter of 2022.


The synergies between the integrated sawmill and the pulp mill will be used in power generation, side-stream utilisation, logistics and services.

The environmental impact of the sawmill will be minimised, and, for example, noise management has been taken into consideration during the design stage, in both the construction and the selection of equipment and machinery.

Contact information

Metsä Fibre
Rauma sawmill
Rauma sawmill project
P.O.BOX 88
26101 Rauma
Finland

Visiting address:
Maanpääntie 6
26820 Rauma

Mill Manager
Liisa-Maija Perävainio

Project team contact information

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Driving instructions

Rauma saw mill is located at the address Maanpääntie 6. When arriving in Rauma, follow the Metsäteollisuus sign and then the Metsä sign.

Heavy traffic must follow the Metsä sign with a lorry symbol to Hankkarintie 11. Personal cars must follow the Metsä sign with a car symbol to Maanpääntie 6.

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