A day in the life of ... Harri Makkonen
Workplace: Concepción and Arauco, Chile
Position: Project Director, Arauco MAPA
Harri Makkonen took over as Arauco MAPA Project Director for ANDRITZ on October 1, 2018. In July 2019, Makkonen moved to Concepción, Chile, together with his family after accepting the demanding challenge of being ANDRITZ Project Director for Arauco’s huge MAPA project. Makkonen’s family includes his wife Susanna and his 18-year-old daughter Matilda. Both support him in every way they can, and Makkonen is delighted to have his family with him in Chile.
Arauco’s MAPA project is not only the most important expansion the company has ever undertaken, it is also the only eucalyptus pulp project in progress anywhere in the world at the moment. After start-up in 2021, Arauco’s Mill in Horcones will be the most modern mill operating in the 21st century.