Letter of intent for the detailed engineering of Metsä Group's bioproduct mill has been signed

Metsä Group Press Release 20 March 2015

On 20 March 2015, Metsä Fibre Oy signed a letter of intent for the detailed engineering of its planned bioproduct mill with Sweco Industry Oy and Sweco Rakennetekniikka Oy. Final delivery contracts will be signed if Metsä Fibre decides to build the mill. If the prerequisites for the investment are met, the decision on the construction of the bioproduct mill will be made this spring.

According to the letter of intent, Sweco Industry Oy and Sweco Rakennetekniikka Oy will be responsible for layout, mechanical and piping engineering as well as civil engineering.  In the project, Neste Jacobs Oy will be the partner for Sweco. The detailed engineering work will have an employment impact of about 200 person years of which 100 per cent will be of Finnish origin.

Group Communications

For additional information, please contact:
Timo Merikallio, Project Director, Metsä Fibre Oy
timo.merikallio@metsagroup.com, +358 50 5989 342                


Metsä Group is a responsible forest industry group whose products’ main raw material is renewable and sustainably grown northern wood. Metsä Group focuses on tissue and cooking papers, fresh forest fibre paperboards, pulp, wood products, and wood supply and forest services. Its high-quality products combine renewable raw materials, customer-orientation, sustainable development and innovation. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5 billion in 2014, and it employs approximately 10,500 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 122,000 Finnish forest owners.


Metsä Fibre is a world-leading producer of softwood pulp and its main brand is Botnia. Our products – sustainably and cost-efficiently produced softwood and birch pulp – are specially developed for the production of high-quality tissue and writing papers, speciality products, and board. With four pulp mills in Finland, we employ a total of about 850 people. Our sales in 2014 were approximately EUR 1.3 billion. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.

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Metsä Fibrewww.metsafibre.com Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts and bioenergy. The company’s pulp brand is Botnia and the sawn timber brand is Metsä Nordic Timber. The company’s bleached softwood and birch pulp grades have been developed for the production of high-quality board, tissue and printing paper and speciality products. The main applications for spruce and pine sawn timber are products for construction and interior decoration as well as window and door joinery and raw material for packaging industry. Currently employing approximately 1 200 people, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.9 billion in 2017. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.