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Finnpulp Hires Pöyry to Perform Basic Engineering for Planned Bioproduct Mill in Finland

Finnpulp bioproducts mill Finnpulp's planned bioproduct mill will have an annual production capacity of 1.2 million tons of softwood pulp, 60,000 tons of tall oil, and one TWh (terawatt-hour ) of bioelectricity.

June 11, 2018 - Finnpulp said that it has signed a basic engineering partnership agreement with Pöyry for its future bioproduct mill to be constructed in Sorsasalo, Kuopio, Finland. The mill's environmental impact assessment was also performed by Pöyry, which provides added knowledge of the bioproduct mill and its environmental requirements.

Basic engineering will include preparation of the construction stage of the mill's processes, technologies and mill site layouts. This phase, which started in April of this year, will be completed in the first quarter of 2019.

According to Finnpulp, the EUR 1.4 billion bioproduct mill will be the world's largest softwood pulp mill with a production capacity of 1.2 million tons per year. The mill will also produce 60,000 tons of tall oil and one terawatt-hour (TWh) bioelectricity to the domestic power grid.

In addition, the mill will use 6.7 million cubic meters of raw wood material per year.

Finnpulp is a special purpose company solely founded to manage the investment of a new softwood pulp mill in Finland. To learn more, please visit: www.finnpulp.com

SOURCE: Finnpulp