The investment comprise a new boiler that will use the residue products from the sawmill as fuel and produce the energy needed for the sawmill’s operation, and a TC-kiln of the same kind as has already been installed in SCA’s sawmills in Bollsta and Tunadal. With the new kiln, all of the sawmill’s production can be dried on the site. The kiln and the rest of the sawmill has the capacity for a substantial increase in production.
Today roughly 50,000 cubic metres of sawn timber is transported from Gällö Timber to Stugun for drying. A substantial part of this is further refined through planing and painting.
“The change in Stugun will affect a couple of the employees, but the current situation will not lead to any redundancies”, says Urban Wiklund. “SCA’s refining operations in Stugun have grown and Stugun is today the biggest site for wood refining in Jämtland. We are the biggest supplier and SCA Stugun is among our biggest customers. Together we make up a strong team with roughly 170 employees in the production and a lot more working in wood supply and forestry.”
Together with the investment, Gällö Timber introduces a new saw log assortment, Gällö Max. The assortment includes three saw logs, one short, 3.10 metres, and two long, 4.90 and 5.50 metres.
“These log lengths are well suited for the products we are producing and our new equipment is adapted for these lengths. This makes it possible for forest owners to get a high share of saw logs and higher value when harvesting.”
The investment decision was taken by the owners of Gällö Timber, SCA and Persson Invest.