On November 26, Segezha Group opened new pellet production facility at the industrial site of JSC Sokolsky Woodworking Plant in Sokol, Vologda Oblast, Russia. The equipment was supplied by AS Hekotek as the main contractor.  The new plant will produce 65,000 tons of pellets per year. The pellet plant is fully automated and processes by-products like sawdust and wood chips from the same company.

Hekotek’s equipment, which will be delivered in the coming years, will also increase pellet productivity at another sawmill belonging to the Segeza Group – Lesezibirsk LDK1. Taking all investment projects into account, the Segezha Group’s total pellet production capacity will increase to 465,500 tonnes in 2023, almost tripling.

Considering the current fight against climate change and the relevance of the environmental agenda, demand for pellets is on the rise. This is an eco-friendly fuel that comes from a renewable source. Green production is being developed as part of the Segezha Group’s overall environmental responsibility.

All Segezha Group pellets meet the strictest requirements of European SBP and ENPlus A1 standards. Pellets are made from the by-products of the production of softwood lumber, ie sawdust and a small part of the wood chips as a by-product. Segezha Group supplies its fuel pellets to consumers in Russia and the European Union. The product is used both for heating private houses and for the production of heat in larger boiler houses.

Video of Sokol pellet production facility: