Russian timber industry news #2-2016
- At the end of December 2015, Plitspichprom activated the contract with Siempelkamp, which was concluded in 2014, for the supply of a complete particleboard plant including a Generation 8 ContiRoll press.
- The Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia satisfied the request of Lesinvest LLC (Segezha Group, an affiliate timber industry company of AFK Sistema holding) for the purchase of 100% of voting shares of Lesosibirsk LDK No. 1 OJSC (Krasnoyarsk region). According to WhatWood data, available in the review of Russian sawmills, rated capacity of the mill reaches 750,000 m3 of softwood lumber, actual production in 2014 amounted to 423,000 m3. The sawmill supplies mainly dry Angara pine lumber to the Egyptian market, produced on two new Veisto HewSaw sawing lines.
- In 2015, the Belarusian concern Bellesbumprom completed the implementation of five investment projects worth €464.3 million. Three production lines for MDF/HDF production are put into operation (Gomeldrev, Vitebskdrev and Mostovdrev) with a total production capacity of 440,000 m3.
- Greenpeace Russia appealed to the Ministry of natural resources and environment of the Russian Federation with a request to review the current situation with the system of wood trade control system EGAIS UD. The statement says, in particular, that in the short period since the beginning of the year 2016 there was a lot of evidence that the system actually cannot fully perform its functions.
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