Governor Sergei Mitin on August 30, attended the grand opening of timber-processing factory LLC "Forest innovative company."
"For us it was a big test, when we learned of the decision of the Finnish owner to sell the plant. . The key moment was the meeting with the chairman of the board of directors "RAB", which has agreed to fund the project. The plant has acquired domestic investor to whom we aim — to use local resources of the forest. In the new owners — the far-reaching plans, they are going to increase the capacity and regional government will play a supporting role, "- said Sergei Mitin.
Then they visited the department for processing wood.
Recall that the launch of the Finnish company was held May 5, 2004. The production capacity was 260 thousand cubic meters. meters of lumber per year. Until March 2013 the enterprise produced dry spruce and pine sawn timber under UPM and WISA. Finished products are used for the production of wood products, planed materials in house building. The use of raw materials has been optimized: the chips off for the pulp and paper mills in Finland, the bark is used to produce heat energy consumed by the plant. In 2012, the production employed 173 people. This year, the owners of the factory decided to stop it, reducing personnel and prepare the company for sale.
July 15, 2013 signed a three-party agreement between the Government of the Novgorod region, the Administration Pestovskogo municipal area and LLC "Forest innovative company." Signed a contract "UPM-Kymmene" with "FACE" of the sale of real estate and machinery sawmill. Investor sells in Pestovskogo municipal district of Novgorod region investment project with an investment of $ 1.2 billion, and step by step plan: the organization in 2013, timber production on the basis of high-tech logging equipment, the creation in 2013 of high-tech woodworking production, to put into operation production capacity fibrolitovye slabs and wall units in 2015 for the most efficient use of hardwood; put the enterprise at full capacity by 2020 to organize at least 200 new jobs with a priority involving labor Novgorod region. The planned volume of timber on the investment project of 600 thousand cubic meters