Russia’s ULK Group is investing about Euro 400 million in one of the country’s biggest sawmill investments.
Their ambition is to have one of the world’s largest and most modern sawmills, with an annual capacity of more than 1 million cubic meters (425,000 MBF) sawn timber and 600,000 t pellets annually, when completed in 2023.
“Nordautomation’s equipment met the customer’s highest requirements, and we were able to present good references for the log sorters we’ve supplied in the past,” says Timo Kuusisto, Managing Director of Nordautomation Oy. “This is also a great start to our cooperation with Valutec LLC, who represent Nordautomation’s technologies in the Russian market.”
Both companies, Valutec and Nordautomation, belong to the same Swedish Addtech Group.
Nordautomation Oy will supply two 60-bin log sorting lines to the project. “We are proud of the order received and that ULK is investing in Finnish technology. We have the ability to meet the highest demands posed by the customer,” says Keijo Lamminen, Sales Director of Nordautomation Oy.
ULK Group includes two sawmills in Arkhangelsk region and one in Novgorod region. Last year, 1.1 million cubic meters of sawnwood were produced.