April 24 "Ilim Group" started production of bleached softwood pulp in a new line of power 720 thousand tons in Bratsk (Irkutsk region).
- The bleached pulp
Over the next six months, the line will operate at full capacity. Start of production is a key step in the investment project "Big Bratsk" implemented "Ilim Group".
"This is a significant event for our company and for the Russian pulp and paper industry. One of the most ambitious projects of the industry over the last 30 years is coming to an end. We have created the most advanced in the world production of softwood pulp. This will further strengthen the company's position in key markets for us, "- said General Director of" Ilim Group "Paul Herbert.
Investment in the project exceeded $ 800 million. After leaving the line at full capacity pulp production "Ilim Group" in Bratsk make 1 million tons per year. Most of the new line of products will be exported to China.
PS Bonus. "Live" photos during the start-up of production and reception of the first commercial cellulose.