Metsä Group has signed a site maintenance contract with TiMi Tec Oy for the Kemi mill site, Finland. The agreement covers the site maintenance for the Metsä Fibre new bioproduct mill and Metsä Board's Kemi board mill.
"Metsä Group has been an important partner for us since 2010, and this contract strengthens our partnership. The service agreement includes site maintenance, maintenance services for the wood yard and tracks, and other work required for the process. To meet the requirements of the new contract, we will recruit 8 to 10 new people," says Timo Kankaanpää, the Chairman of the Board of TiMi Tec Oy.
The Kemi bioproduct mill project is progressing according to plan. During the construction phase, the mill's employment effect will be approximately 10,000 person-years, more than half of which will be carried out in Kemi. The total number of employees working during the construction phase is expected to be about 15,000. Around 1,400 people are currently working at the site. Through its direct value chain, the new bioproduct mill will employ around 2,500 people in Finland, some 1,500 more than the employment effect of the current Kemi pulp mill. The bioproduct mill project has a high degree of Finnish origin, approximately 70%. Totalling Euro 1.85 billion, the Kemi bioproduct mill is the largest investment in the history of the Finnish forest industry.