Mets Board Oyj: Fire at Mets Board Husum Pulp Mill Chip Conveyor
Metsä Board Corporation press release 19.6.2021
A conveyor belt feeding wood chips to hardwood and softwood digesters at Metsä Board’s pulp mill in Husum, Sweden caught fire on Friday, June 18 at around 12:30 p.m. CET. City firefighters successfully brought the blaze under control at around 2:30 p.m. CET and were able to transfer oversight responsibilities to local firefighters at the Husum plant at 9:30 p.m. CET.
The fire did not spread to other buildings and caused no personal injury.
The cause of the fire is being investigated. The investigation into the parts and installations damaged by the fire was opened on Saturday morning.
Currently, pulp and board production at the Husum Integrated Mill is at a standstill. According to preliminary estimates, pulp production would be shut down for four weeks. Cardboard production is expected to start in the next few days at a lower than normal capacity.
The extent of the damage caused by the fire and the effects on production are being assessed.
For more information:
Olov Winblad von Walter, Vice-President, Husum Board and Pulp Mill,
Phone. +46 70 317 81 11
E-mail: [email protected]
Marjo Halonen, Vice President of Communications, Metsä Board
Mobile: +358 (0) 50 598 7046
Email: [email protected]
Metsä Board is one of the leading European producers of premium quality fresh fiber board. We focus on lightweight and high quality folding cartons, catering boards and white kraftliner papers. The pure, fresh fibers that we use in our products are a renewable resource, which dates back to sustainably managed northern forests. We are a pioneer in sustainability and We aim to have completely fossil-free factories and raw materials by 2030.
Together with our customers, we develop innovative packaging solutions to create better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. In 2020, our sales totaled 1.9 billion euros and we employ approximately 2,400 people. Metsä Board, part of the Metsä group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
Metsä Group is leading the way in the field of the bioeconomy. We are investing in growth, the development of bioproducts and a fossil-free future. The raw material of our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed Nordic forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forestry services, wood products, pulp, fresh fiber board, tissue papers and greaseproof papers.
Metsä Group’s annual turnover is approximately 5.5 billion euros and we have approximately 9,200 employees in 30 countries. Our international group has its roots in the Finnish forest: our parent company is the Metsäliitto cooperative owned by 100,000 forest owners.
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