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Construction of UPM’s second pulp mill lasted three years and employed “more than 20,000 workers”
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December 26, 2022 at 10:25 a.m.
Last Friday December 23 The works of the company’s new pulp mill were completed UPM in Centennial TownPeach, after three years of constructionthe Finnish company reported in a statement.
“More of 20,000 workers during three years were part of the construction tasks in the project”, which included “the construction of the specialized pulp terminal in the port of Montevideo, 11 temporary accommodation sites in four locations and the pulp mill,” the company detailed. , the investment demanded $3.4 billion.
It was also highlighted that the works had “a participation of Uruguayan workforce and contractor companies unprecedented in the country”.
Now, UPM expects its second plant in Uruguayan territory to start operating at “end of first quarter 2023”. The company reported that in December “key inputs for the operation of the factory such as wood and chemical products” were received, which are used for “the different tasks of the testing phase”, which will continue until the start of operations.
“Today we are ready to begin this last stage and conclude this incredible project with the start of a successful operation at UPM Paso de los Toros,” said Marcos Battegazzore, Vice President of UPM’s Operations in Uruguay, according to an official communication from the business.
For Battegazzore the plant “will become industry benchmark”as he understands, it is the first UPM plant, located in Fray Bentos.
From the company they detailed that there are 2,000 employees “working on the growth of UPM’s operations at a forestry, industrial
and the new industrial logistics operations”, to which 1,500 workers will be added when the new plant begins to operate. In total, the company employs more than 7,000 people in the country, they added.
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