UPM is finalizing the construction works of the greenfield eucalyptus pulp mill in Uruguay and enters the final phases of the project. The start-up of the 2.1 million tonne/year mill near Paso de los Toros is expected by the end of the first quarter of 2023.
While the project work continues intensively, the finalization of the construction works is an important milestone in the project. Since the investment decision in July 2019, over 20,000 people have been involved in the various construction sites related to the growth investment, including the construction of the Paso de los Toros mill, the pulp terminal in the port of Montevideo and the 11 housing areas around Paso de los Toros.
The project now proceeds with the finalization of the electrical, instrumental and automation works and commissioning.
The auxiliary boilers and power boilers have been commissioned. Water intake and water treatment process as well as the process air system are already in use.
The recovery boiler testing has started and is advancing well, and commissioning is progressing in all process areas.
UPM is one of the world’s leading producers of northern softwood, birch and eucalyptus pulp, supplying global customers in end use segments such as tissue, specialty, packaging and graphic papers, and board, through our own sales and technical service networks close to customers in the APAC region and Europe.
UPM Pulp employs approximately 2,000 people and operates four modern pulp mills – three in Finland and one in Uruguay – as well as eucalyptus plantations in Uruguay.?The combined production capacity of the mills is 3.7 million tonnes per year.
UPM delivers renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Fibres, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood.