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Uruguay's second pulp mill begins production: 1.3million tons annually

Wednesday, June 25th 2014 - 06:22 UTC
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The complex includes the pulp mill, a harbor and a biomass power plant The complex includes the pulp mill, a harbor and a biomass power plant

Uruguay's second pulp mill Montes del Plata started production this week following an investment of 2 billion dollars, the largest ever in the recent history of the country. The announcement was made by the Chilean-Swedish complex that is running the plant.

 Montes del Plata is located in Punta Pereira along the River Plate, not too distant from Argentina's capital Buenos Aires and is made up of three main blocks: the pulp mill, a harbor and a power station fuelled with biomass.

The plant has the potential for producing 1.3 million tons of pulp a year mainly from eucalyptus forests belonging to the consortium which are distributed in eleven counties of the nineteen that make up Uruguay.

The production system is based on state of the art technology for pulp making following European Union standards, IPPC and BAT, according to the company's release.

The plant when in full operation is expected to create a total of 5.000 direct and indirect jobs, with an annual payroll of over 100 million dollars. It is also expected to contribute 844 million dollars to Uruguay's GDP.

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  • ChrisR

    “ It is also expected to contribute 844 million dollars to Uruguay's GDP.”

    Pepe will throw that at the idle poor along with a good part of our tax payments.

    The morons from The Dark Country have just blocked the bridge again “in solidarity with the environment”.

    I think they mean all the solid turds coming out of their river, opposite to the pulp mill.

    Why don't they publish the pollution resutls from THEIR side of the river: ha, ha, ha.

    Jun 25th, 2014 - 12:01 pm 0
  • gordo1

    Uruguay wants a bigger bite - just like Suárez!

    Jun 25th, 2014 - 01:56 pm 0
  • Be serious

    Even though footy is a game for girlies.

    c'mon Nigeria!

    Jun 25th, 2014 - 03:59 pm 0
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