Project resurses2025 builds up a wood industry in Graubünden


Savognin GR – As part of the resurses2025 project in the canton of Graubünden, the new log yard has been put into operation in the Surses district. From April 2023, Resurses SA will be a modern center for wood processing.

The resurses2025 generation project to build a modern industry for processing and refining native wood in the canton of Graubünden has taken concrete shape during the 2022 construction season, according to a media release. In the Surses district, for example, the old municipal sawmill was demolished and the Gravas commercial area was expanded with various large new buildings. State-of-the-art production equipment has been assembled for several weeks, and the new plant will be commissioned as early as spring 2023, the statement said.

In the future, this should bring new life to the faltering forest and sawmill industry in the mountain canton. The fully digitized wood processing center can cut up to a maximum of 70,000 cubic meters of wood, according to the release. In a first phase, 40,000 to 50,000 cubic meters are to be processed. The project is operated by the Uffer Group in Savognin.

With a strengthened timber chain, only domestic timber is to be processed in the canton of Graubünden from 2025. For this purpose, two additional regional sawmills and a central wood processing plant are to be realized together with other entrepreneurs from the canton. Many design offices specializing in wood are working on spectacular timber construction projects around the world. This dynamic must be supported with modern and innovative semi-finished products. The so-called secondary finishing is the driver of an entire industry, it continues.

One step in the 13-point action plan was completed on December 6 with the commissioning of the log yard in Surses and the first log cutting there. gba