The new bio boiler plant, in turn, enhances the mill’s material efficiency and reduces fossil carbon dioxide emissions by 85%. The investments total approximately €40m.

During the expansion, the mill was installed with the latest technology veneer peeling line and drying line, with veneer jointing and composing capacity and new gluing and pressing lines.

Founded in 2000, Otepää mill is the largest plywood mill in Estonia. It manufactures uncoated and coated birch plywood mainly for construction, vehicle floors and LNG carriers.

Some 95% of the plant’s production is exported, mainly to Central Europe. Along with the completion of the expansion, Otepää plywood mill’s personnel has grown from 40 to 240.