Pöyry awarded Environmental Impact Assessment assignment for KaiCell Fibers' biorefinery in Paltamo, Finland


Pöyry has been awarded with an assignment from KaiCell Fibers Ltd for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the company's biorefinery planned for Paltamo, Kainuu province in North East Finland.

The scope of the assignment covers the EIA, which will pave the way for the biorefinery's permit processes, also included in the assignment.

Located in Paltamo, KaiCell Fibers is a biorefinery project which aims to process fibre-wood from the Kainuu area for use in new and existing bioproducts. The project brings together strong expertise from various parts of forest-based bioeconomy.

"These are logical steps that take us further towards the final investment decision. We are delighted to intensify our cooperation with Pöyry, the world's leading forest industry expert. With their help we will make KaiCell a responsible player processing Finnish fibre-wood. We have a solid network of partners in bioeconomy and forest industry and are proceeding with our project as planned," says Jukka Kantola, CEO of KaiCell.

"KaiCell Fibers' biorefinery project is a great example of the new business opportunities in bioeconomy. We are pleased to support the project with our global pulp technology and biorefining expertise as well as local EIA competence. Our capabilities in digital solutions and Health & Safety will enable modern, top-class industrial sites for our clients," says Johan Ehrnrooth, Head of Pulp & Paper at Pöyry.

The value of the order is not disclosed. The order will be recognised within the Industry Business Group order stock in H2/2017.

Source: Pöyry