Flying Eagle blog, Chapter 6

7.4.2016 Stefan Fors


After a period of fine tuning of the dismantling and a lot of construction activities, the mechanical installations are increasing. Also pipes, automation and electrical installations have started. There are more than 700 people at the site now.  We have had safety trainings to more than 2000 persons.

The very first installation in the machine line was the beams of wire section.

Bellmer Vaahto installing a cantilever beam in wire section.

First head box arriving (top side head box).

We can already see a growing wire section including one of the three head boxes. Also some frames of the press section are in place. The first two cylinders of the drying section have been installed.

There are three short circulations in this kind of machine concept. We are installing the POM technology solutions from Aikawa Fiber Technology. In this quite new technology the old wire pit technology is replaced by impressive pumps for deaeration of wire section waters. There is one own pump for each of the three circulations.

The expansion of the building is also proceeding. Here we will have a new laboratory, HVAC equipment, pulp storage, pulpers and core cutting with core storage.

Automation testing is also in full speed at the suppliers in Brno, Vaasa, Tampere, Sundsvall, Göteborg etc. In these FAT:s (Factory Acceptance Tests) the customer (we) and the suppliers are testing and simulating the logics and functions of the new automation system. Our engineers and operators are very busy with these testings.

This stage of the project is very rewarding, as we every day can see the progress and the result of our design and planning work during the past year. The Flying Eagle will very soon spread its wings for the first testings.



Kotkamills' Management Policy

In their operations, Kotkamills Oy and its subsidiaries strive to be professional, responsible and active players in the industry. We know our customers, we keep our promises, and we are a flexible supplier.

People, environment and results are important to us. We perform our work with quality in mind, and we are committed to reducing the environmental impacts caused by our operations and to preventing the contamination of the environment. In all our operations, we apply the principles of continuous improvement and sustainable development, paying attention to environmental aspects, safety and effective laws and regulations. We require the same of our stakeholder groups.

We are initiators and innovators. We continuously carry out systematic development work to find new solutions and to meet customer requirements. We accept challenges and continuously develop our work methods. We reform and renew together.

We pay special attention to working atmosphere and to occupational and product safety and aim at open interaction and communication, taking our personnel and our stakeholders into account.

The company’s management and personnel are committed to this management policy and to the continuous improvement of the company’s operations. The management policy has been communicated to the personnel, and it is available on our intranet pages. If necessary, the management policy is updated in connection with management reviews.

The company’s Management Team approved this Management Policy in its meeting on 11 May 2017.


Kotkamills' Vision, Mission and Values


Our vision is to be in the forefront of innovation and a trusted, agile and successful partner in providing forest based solutions in harmony with the environment in a changing world.

PASSION (Mission)
Our passion is to be a global and leading provider of industrial and consumer board products based on responsibly sourced renewable fibers.


Customer first
We know our customers.
We keep our promises.
We get the job done.

We care about
people, the environment and society around us and results.

We are active and creative
We reshape the present.
We encourage each other.
We enjoy work.