Flootech to deliver a resource-efficient water treatment plant to Metsä group’s Kemi Bioproduct mill

A resource-efficient water treatment plant

Turku, April 26, 2021 – Flootech, a leading provider of water treatment solutions, is pleased to announce that it will deliver, install, and put into operation the process equipment for a water treatment plant in the Metsä Group’s Kemi Bioproduct mill. The water treatment plant is set to start operations in 2023.

The agreement between Flootech and Metsä Group represents a major co-operation project, continuing the long-term collaboration in Metsä Group’s mills in Germany, Sweden and Finland. The objective is to expand the relationship between the two companies in regard of water treatment, to produce high quality process water, to decrease water consumption and to cut the environmental impact utilizing resource-efficient technologies and solutions developed by Flootech.

Flootech’s delivery to the Kemi bioproduct mill will include a microfiltration plant for the water intake, a treatment plant for the mill’s process water, a demineralisation plant and condensate treatment technologies. The water plant will produce very high-quality process water and salt-free water that will help to ensure the high operational reliability and production efficiency of the most efficient bioproduct mill in the world.

The water treatment plant includes solutions based on technologies developed by Flootech, such as FlooScreen™ intake screens, FlooDaf® microflotation, FlooSand™ sand filtration, FlooUV™ ultraviolet system and FlooIX™ ion-exchange technology. It has been designed to significantly decrease energy and chemical consumption in water treatment. Recycling of reject water in water treatment plant is one part of solution to achieve very low specific water consumption in bioproduct mill.

“We have set high material efficiency as well as energy and environmental targets for the Kemi bioproduct mill. Consequently, we also require our partners to have both the most reliable technical solutions and knowledge of our production requirements. The water plant utilises the best available technology and helps to ensure that we will achieve the best possible environmental performance under all conditions. With Flootech, we are well positioned to build an efficient and reliable bioproduct mill in Kemi,” says Jari-Pekka Johansson, Director for the Kemi bioproduct mill project at Metsä Fibre. 

“We greatly value extending our long-term cooperation and the fact that we’ve been selected as the supplier of the process equipment for the Metsä Fibre’s Kemi bioproduct mill. We will do our part to help them operate resource-efficiently by delivering advanced water treatment solutions that provide Metsä Fibre with very clean water for the needs of the production process, while decreasing the water, energy and chemical consumption of the production process as well as its load on nature,” says Mikko Siivonen, CEO of Flootech.

About Metsä Fibre
Metsä Fibre is a world leading manufacturer of softwood pulp. The Kemi bioproduct mill will produce some 1.5 million tonnes of softwood and hardwood pulp per year, as well as many other bioproducts. It will also produce 2.0 TWh of renewable electricity per year. The Kemi bioproduct mill will be built using the best available technology. The technological level meets and even exceeds the EU BREF requirements. 

About Flootech
Flootech is a Finnish-based provider of high end technological solutions used in water and wastewater treatment. Flootech specialises in industrial and power plant resource-efficient water, wastewater treatment and water recycling solutions to allow its customers to produce high quality process water, minimize and decrease water, energy and chemical consumption as well as environmental impact.

For information: 

Flootech Oy: CEO Mikko Siivonen, mikko.siivonen@flootech.com