Examples of areas of application that are on the increase
- Multi-family residences/apartment blocks made of wood
Investments are currently being made in Sweden amounting to approximately SEK 800 million which will increase production by 2,600 apartments a year. In addition to investments being made in Sweden, there are established construction companies that are investing in wooden houses in Finland and the Baltic States as well.
Major development potential for more areas of use. Paper production is on the decrease while the production of packagings is on the increase. Over the next three years, the production of pulp is expected to increase by approximately 20% in Sweden and 10% in Finland, which corresponds to an increase in raw material consumption of about 10 million cubic metres of forest resource.
- Energy raw material
Pellets and wood chip combustion as an alternative to fossil fuels. The advantages of good distribution channels for forest products in the Baltic Sea region. Fortum’s new facility in Värtahamnen was recently put into service and can accommodate large amounts of raw material, by land or by sea.