UPM's Fray Bentos Pulp Mill Taking Maintenance Downtime

Oct. 18, 2010 - UPM said that an extensive maintenance shutdown is in progress at its Fray Bentos pulp mill in Uruguay.

Preparations for the shutdown started on October 13, and beyond the normal annual maintenance work, the super heaters in the recovery boiler will be replaced, UPM said.

UPM said this is the most extensive maintenance since the start of the mill on 10 November 2007.

UPM expects to restart the mill November 10.

UPM's Fray Bentos pulp mill is located on the bank of the River Uruguay 4 kilometres east of the city of Fray Bentos in Uruguay. The mill's annual production capacity is about 1.1 million tonnes of bleached eucalyptus pulp, which is suitable for manufacturing fine and magazine papers, carton and tissue paper.