Metsä Fibre and the construction company Lehto Group have entered into an agreement to build an ecological operating office from wood for the Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland. The operating office will have a high degree of Finnish origin, approximately 80%, Finnish wood and high-quality products made from it will play a major role in the construction project.
Kerto LVL wood products from Metsä Wood, part of Metsä Group, will be used in construction. They are made from Finnish wood in Finland. The future office building will be a four-storey wooden structure, comprising the main control room for the bioproduct mill, office and social facilities, as well as a cafeteria and conference rooms. The total area of the building will be 4,235 square metres. Lehto is currently also building a 40,000-square-metre product warehouse for the bioproduct mill in the Ajos harbour in Kemi.
The Kemi bioproduct mill project is progressing according to plan. During the construction phase, the mill's employment effect will be approximately 10,000 person-years, more than half of which will be carried out in Kemi. The total number of employees working during the construction phase is expected to be about 15,000. Around 450 people are currently working at the site.
Totalling Euro 1.6 billion, the Kemi bioproduct mill is the largest investment in the history of the Finnish forest industry.
Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts, biochemicals and bioenergy. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.