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Russian timber industry news #22-2015

26 December 2015 ` 00:52  

– On November 14, Sudoma further processing mill was officially opened in Dedovichi area of Pskov region, with a capacity of 61,000 m3. The mill will produce high-quality and eco-friendly building materials (impregnated and heat-treated boards and planed timber) with a lifespan of 50-100 years. The management plans to sell 40% of the production in the Russian market, the rest will be exported to the Western Europe.

– Plitspichprom (Balabanovo, Kaluga region) resumed the production of 16-mm chipboard after repair work on the press. The test batch rolled off the production line in the summer of 2015 after commissioning of the upgraded production unit.

– At the site of Ivatsevichdrev complex (Brest region, Belarus, part of Bellesbumprom holding), a 170,000 t pellet plant will be built. Wood granules will be made from the harvesting and processing waste. The planned volume of investments into the project reaches $55.2 million, annual revenue is expected to be around $23 million.

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