Metsa Group Kemi Bioproduct Mill

Metsä Group Says Port Warehouse and Private Track Project for Kemi Bioproduct Mill on Schedule

Nov. 21, 2022 - Metsä Group announced that construction and installation work for its new Kemi bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland, is progressing as planned and on schedule for completion by the end of the year.

The new 110 kV power line has now been completed, and it will be deployed when the mill comes online. Bioelectricity generated by the mill will be transmitted to the national grid along the new power line. The mill will produce 2.0 TWh of renewable energy annually, which is equivalent to 2.5 per cent of Finland’s overall electricity production.

The autonomous cranes in the woodyard have reached roof height. The electric cranes will unload wood arriving by train and lorry independently.


When the bioproduct mill is up and running, train transports will have a significant role, as most of the wood will arrive at the mill by rail. The mill will receive around nine trains per day. The bioproduct mill’s new private railroad track will be in use by the end of the year. A total of 4.5 kilometres of the new track has now been constructed.

Ajos Port Warehouse

Construction of the Ajos port warehouse will also be complete by the end of the year. The new warehouse covers a gross area of 37,000 m2. The Port of Ajos is an essential part of the mill’s efficient logistics. Pulp will be transported from the bioproduct mill to the port by lorry and from there it will be shipped to customers around the world.

The bioproduct mill’s commissioning will begin in early 2023.


Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, in February 2021 announced the decision to build a new bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland on the site of Metsä Fibre's current Kemi mill. The value of the investment is EUR 1.6 billion. The Kemi bioproduct mill will produce some 1.5 million tonnes of softwood and hardwood pulp per year, as well as many other bioproducts.

SOURCE: Metsä Group