By the end of this year, many key parts of the Kemi bioproduct mill project have been completed. The walls of the recovery boiler are standing, and the moose head logo can be seen from a far along Sahansaarenkatu. The electrically powered autonomous cranes in the woodyard have reached full height. Using machine vision and artificial intelligence, they will make wood unloading from lorries and trains more efficient. On 26 October 2022, the new private electric track leading to the mill was inaugurated and the old mill track and its level crossings were removed.
Construction of the port warehouse, which will make logistics more efficient, has also been completed in Ajos harbor. Metsä Group used its own wood products for the new warehouse, which covers an area of 37,000 square metres.
The bioproduct mill project’s workforce has peaked at the turn of the year. Every day, more than 3,500 people are working on the site.