“We have a total of about 400,000 cubic metres of structures to demolish. This includes 25,000 tonnes of various metals and more than 80,000 tonnes of concrete installations,” explains Mill Manager Esko Turunen, who is responsible for the demolition project.
All of the recyclable waste generated in the project will be recycled. The new bioproduct mill will continue using the old canteen and workshop building, drying machine and primary sedimentation basin.
“The concrete will be crushed for use in levelling industrial construction sites and the metals will be sold as scrap for recycling. Some machinery will be sold for further manufacturing service elsewhere,” Turunen explains.
The demolition project is scheduled for completion in March 2019.