Metsä Fibre’s pulp mill in Kemi produces softwood and birch pulp to be used as raw material for high-quality board and soft tissue. The current softwood and hardwood pulp production capacity of the Kemi pulp mill is approximately 620,000 tonnes per year, and the mill uses over three million cubic metres of wood per year. The mill’s electricity self-sufficiency rate is over 150 per cent, and the mill employs approximately 1,500 people in its direct value chain in Finland.
Metsä Board’s board mill, located in the same mill integrate with our Kemi pulp mill, produces fresh fibre kraftliner to be used as raw material for corrugated consumer and storage packaging. The annual board production capacity, 420,000 tonnes, is very competitive. The capacity and product quality have been improved through planned investments.
During the prefeasibility study, we analyse whether the supply of wood raw material is sufficient for a completely new bioproduct mill. In addition to the availability of wood, the final decision is affected by successful establishment of efficient raw material and product logistics. The entire supply chain from forest to mill and from mill to customers must run reliably and cost-efficiently. Therefore, our prefeasibility study surveys the needs and possibilities to develop the industrial infrastructure of Kemi as well as logistics connections on land, in the port and at sea..