Builder of a clean future SkartaNYAB's subsidiary Skarta Finland has made an agreement with Swedish steel company SSAB regarding a new project in Raahe plant district on 22 June 2022. Skarta will build a new research and laboratory facility and an adjacent office building all the way to inner surfaces in Raahe plant, a total of approximately 8000 square meters. Floor area of the new building at the Raahe plant is 7750 square meters, of which offices will constitute about 3000 square meters and the research facility about 5000 square meters. Approximately 100 people will be working in the premises. Value of the project is 12 million euros. The building will be steel framed and have foundations with ground clearance. SSAB's steel structures and products will be used in the construction. Outer walls are made of SPA element and the roof is a lean to felt roof with wooden frames. SSAB's color coated GreenCoat steel, that corresponds to strict environmental and quality demands, is also used in the outer sheath of the building. Skarta starts the construction right away and completes it in a tight schedule, as the massive building that includes architectural and aesthetic details is to be completed in one and a half years, by the end of 2023. The project is a shared project, in which Skarta is the contractor for work in the field of construction engineering, as well as the main contractor. HVAC and electric contractors will operate as side contractors. The building will replace old laboratory facilities that are at the end of their lifecycle, as well as old office of the plant that was demolished earlier this year. The investment is made to develop and speed up the functioning of the laboratories, as well as to prepare for SSAB's transition towards manufacturing fossil free steel. SkartaNYAB's strategy is also based on building a clean future, including clean water and energy, as well as sustainable infrastructure.