Environmental impact assessment program for Finnpulp’s new softwood pulp mill to be launched


Finnpulp Oy has submitted an environmental impact assessment program to the North Savo Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment regarding the pulp mill project in Sorsasalo, Kuopio. The assessment program includes Finnpulp Oy’s plans on the various implementation alternatives for the mill project and a plan (working program) on the environmental impacts to be assessed and the implementation methods of the assessment.

The annual production capacity of this pulp mill, designed specifically to produce raw materials for the tissue and packaging board industries, is 1.2 million tons. In addition, it will produce bioelectricity and wood-based biochemicals such as tall oil and turpentine. It is estimated that the mill will use roughly 6.7 million cubic meters of wood raw material per year.

In addition to the construction and operation of the pulp mill itself, the assessment procedure will cover the essential auxiliary activities required by the mill such as road and rail connections and the power transmission network.

The assessment program will be available online for the duration of the assessment process at www.ymparisto.fi/finnpulpyva. The assessment program will also be available at the Kuopio council house, the Siilinjärvi municipal office and the North Savo ELY Centre as of the 9th of June, 2015. The public event relating to the assessment program will be held at the Kuopio council house’s council hall on the 16th of June, 2015 at 6:00pm.

More information on the project and the assessment process

From the project manager:
Pirkko Seitsalo, Pöyry, tel. +358 10 332 4325, pirkko.seitsalo@poyry.com
Timo Piilonen, Finnpulp Oy, tel. +358 50 598 9310, yva@finnpulp.fi

From the coordinating authority:
Juha Perho, the North Savo ELY Centre, tel. +358 295 026 836, juha.perho@ely-keskus.fi

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Timo Piilonen