Planned maintenance shutdowns cut Metsä Group’s chemical and high-yield pulp production by 75,000 tonnes during the autumn
Metsä Group press release 12 September 2019
Metsä Group has scheduled several planned annual maintenance shutdowns at its pulp mills for the autumn of 2019. At Rauma, the shutdown took place on week 36. At Kemi, the maintenance shutdown is scheduled for the week 38, and at Husum, Sweden, for the weeks 38–40.
These maintenance shutdowns will cut the production of chemical pulp by approximately 50,000 tonnes, compared to full production.
Additionally, the annual maintenance shutdowns at the high yield-pulp mills in Joutseno and Kaskinen, are scheduled for the autumn of 2019. They will cut production by over 25,000 tonnes.
Juha Laine, Senior Vice President, Communications, Metsä Group, tel. +358 10 465 4541
Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts, bioenergy and sawn timber. The company’s brand in the pulp business is Botnia, and in sawn timber, it is Nordic Timber. Metsä Fibre is the world’s leading producer of bleached softwood pulp and a major producer of sawn timber. Currently employing approximately 1,200 people, the company’s sales in 2018 totalled EUR 2.5 billion. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.
Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and greaseproof papers.
In 2018, Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.7 billion, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 103,000 Finnish forest owners.