11. Apr 2017

Nordecon is building the Metsä Wood plywood mill in Pärnu

Nordecon and Metsä Wood, part of the Finnish forestry group Metsä Group, entered into a contract for construction of a plywood mill in Kase Street, Pärnu. Nordecon will complete the construction of the production hall and the non-work rooms and office premises by August 2018. The total cost of the contract exceeds 14 M euros plus value added tax.

“Metsä Wood is investing in birch plywood production to better meet the globally growing demand. The location of the new Mill in Pärnu offers very good logistical connections to our main markets. The birch veneers will be manufactured in Finland and converted into plywood at the Pärnu mill. This is a major investment in our competitiveness. Birch plywood production capacity at the Pärnu mill will be 50 000 cubic metres annually,” says Jari Tikkanen, SVP Production and technology at Metsä Wood.

“We have not seen large-scale investments into industry too often in Estonia in the recent years. I believe that construction of the new plywood factory in Pärnu is important for the town of Pärnu and for the entire area.” said Avo Ambur, Board Member of Nordecon AS.

 The surface area of the Metsä Wood plywood factory to be constructed in Kase Street in Pärnu will amount to approximately 29,000 square metres, consisting of the production hall with the non-work rooms and the office block. The construction works will commence in April, 2017, and the factory will be completed by August, 2018.