The environmental impact assessment procedure for Kaskinen paperboard mill project completed

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The South Ostrobothnia Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment issued its statement on the EIA report for the Kaskinen paperboard mill of Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, on 22 September 2023. This concludes the mill project’s environmental impact assessment procedure.

The results of the impact assessment will be considered in the ongoing planning and decision-making process. The EIA process does not make decisions on the project but aims to provide information to support decision-making and to increase public access to information and influence.

Metsä Board started pre-engineering for the new paperboard mill in Kaskinen in autumn 2022. The pre-engineering is based on fossil free production and world-class resource, production and environmental efficiency. Metsä Board estimates that a possible investment decision can be made in 2024 at the earliest.