Austrocel, a specialty pulp and renewable energy company based in Austria, will not resume operations at the pulp mill in Hallein before January 2022, Euwid reports.
The company expects regular production operations to be resumed swiftly, which means the first batches of pulp could be delivered to the market by the end of February.
“In January 2022, final tests for all plant components and the control system of the cellulose digester will be carried out,” says Austrocel, as quoted by Euwid.
Austrocel production has been at a standstill since June 2021 due to a toxic gas leak in the digester. One person was killed in the fatal accident.
The company first expected to resume operations in November.