Stora Enso to join and support Build-in-Wood consortium

A leading provider of sustainable wood-based solutions for the construction industry, Stora Enso will join Build-in-Wood consortium, who helms projects covering the entire wood value chain from factory to final construction. The addition is meant to replace outgoing Norwegian partner Splitkon, who is leaving the project due to changed priorities following COVID-19.

They will support Build-in-Wood’s project in the development of the building system and in the area of component optimisation. Furthermore, the project will benefit from Stora Enso’s broad experience in prefabrication and wood-based building components.

Stora Enso sells wood products and fibre-based materials in more than 50 countries and currently employ over 23,000 people worldwide. Their solutions offer low-carbon renewable alternatives to products based on non-renewable resources.

Sebastián Hernández Maetschl, Manager Building Concepts, Building Solutions at Stora Enso Wood Products, summed up the company’s vision as such: “We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. This sets an especially tough challenge for our buildings, which should also be produced completely from renewable materials and become a corner stone of the circular economy of the future.”

Stora Enso will mainly engage in the technical work packages like materials and components or building systems. At the same time, they will collaborate in market-related work packages, such as business development, as well as communication and dissemination.

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