Construction of a timber processing plant in Leuna, Germany, will start before the end of the third quarter of 2020.
This was announced by a representative of the company on August 25, without specifying the date and without disclosing more detailed information.
It is known that the test commissioning of the plant is scheduled for early 2022. Wood deliveries to the new plant are due to begin at the end of 2021.
It is reported that in the first year of normal operation, the plant’s demand for wood will be about 250 thousand m³. During the launch phase, it is planned to use only industrial beech.
It is expected that the annual demand for wood in the coming years will consistently increase up to 400-500 thousand m³. The range of wood used is likely to be expanded with ash, birch and sycamore.