Long production shutdown at Metsä Group’s Kemi bioproduct mill due to gas explosion

A gas explosion occurred at Metsä Group’s Kemi bioproduct mill in the evaporation plant during welding work on Thursday 21 March 2024. Three people were slightly exposed to hydrogen sulphide and were referred for a health check. The persons have returned to work after the check-up.

After securing the area, an investigation into the material damage was launched. According to current information, the repair work will take 10 – 12 weeks. 

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