12 Oct Sawn timber production started in Rauma
Metsä Fibre, part of the Metsä Group, started production at the new sawmill in Rauma, Finland. Euroports Rauma Oy is responsible for the sawmill’s terminal operations. The total annual volume of the Rauma sawmill will nearly double the timber volume processed by Euroports Rauma Oy, making the company the second largest timber operator in Finland. “The close corporate cooperation behind the Rauma sawmill helps ensure that the wood value chain is environmentally friendly and cost-efficient,” says Sari De Meulder, Managing Director of Euroports Finland Oy.
Euroports Rauma has recently invested in the processing of timber. “We use modern containerisation equipment, as well as forklifts designed for timber processing. We have also purchased a new hybrid crane that can be operated entirely on electricity. In combustion engines, we use biodiesel as fuel,” explains Tuomas Saarnilahti, Business Unit Manager of Euroports Rauma. Euroports Finland Oy’s companies are committed to mitigating negative environmental effects and establishing a safe and healthy working environment. “Safe movement and passage were key factors in the design of the timber terminal, and we are investing in the constant reduction of carbon dioxide emissions produced by fossil fuels and the minimisation of environmental effects caused by our operations,” says Tuomas.
Metsä Fibre’s new sawmill in Rauma represents innovative technology and exceptional efficiency. The produced timber is transferred to the tracks and loaded to the logistics unit automatically, which means that forklifts are not needed. “The Rauma sawmill is the largest and most modern sawmill in Finland producing high-quality timber for demanding customers,” says Mill Manager Liisa-Maija Perävainio of Metsä Fibre. Rauma sawmill’s annual production volume will be approximately 750,000 cubic metres of pine sawn timber.