Metsä Group selected Fortum Recycling & Waste as the main partner for the Kemi pulp mill demolition project

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Metsä Group and Fortum Recycling & Waste have signed an agreement on dismantling the old pulp mill in Kemi, Finland. Fortum Recycling & Waste will be the main contractor for the demolition project and the demolition site will employ approximately 50 people. The price of the demolition contract will not be disclosed.

Metsä Group's old pulp mill in Kemi ceased operations in autumn 2023 with the start-up of a new Kemi bioproduct mill. The safety procedures and demolition of the old mill was started immediately after the mill shutdown. The actual demolition will start in early 2024 and will be completed by the end of 2025.

All buildings to be demolished are located on Metsä Group's Kemi integrated mills’ site. The machinery and equipment of the demolished mill will be recycled for reuse as different metals.

For more information:

Tiina Tassi, Communications Director, Metsä Fibre, tel. +358 40 833 4811
Antti Kaartokallio, Head of Projects, Fortum Recycling & Waste, tel. +358 50 383 3497

Metsä Group

Metsä Group is leading the way in advancing the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, bioproduct development and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, as well as tissue and greaseproof papers.  

Metsä Group’s annual sales amount to approximately EUR 7 billion, and we have around 9,500 employees in 30 countries. We promote a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forests: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative which is owned by more than 90,000 forest owners.  

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Metsä Fibre

Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts, biochemicals and bioenergy. We are the world’s largest producer of softwood market pulp and a globally significant manufacturer of sawn timber. There is a growing demand for our high-quality products, as renewable wood provides a responsible alternative to fossil-based materials. 

In 2022 our sales totalled approximately EUR 3.1 billion, and we have around 1,600 employees. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.