Pöyry wins assignment for landmark Russian pulp mill
Russian greenfield pulp mill project Siberwood has awarded its permitting engineering assignment to Finnish consulting and engineering company Pöyry. Known as ‘proekt’, this is an official stage of Russia’s approval process for construction projects.
Once operational, the pulp mill’s production capacity will be 900 000 t/year of northern bleached softwood kraft pulp, bleached hardwood kraft pulp and dissolving pulps. The mill will be self-sufficient in heat and electrical power.
“Our purpose is to realise a greenfield pulp mill project which shall become globally significant and indeed the biggest in Russia,” says LLC Siberwood CEO Sergey Malkov. “For production of about one million tonnes of finished products, the mill will consume around five million m3 of low-grade wood currently unutilised in the region.”
“In this respect, the new pulp mill will provide sanitary effect to the region’s forest cluster,” Malkov continues. “In the future, the modern complex shall become a platform for development of satellite biotechnological production facilities.”
Pöyry’s engineering assignment will continue until April next year. The value of the order was not disclosed.
Construction on the mill is slated for completion by 2019.