Government Says Nueva Papelera de Besaya UWF Mill in Spain to Close Permanently

Operations at Spanish uncoated woodfree paper manufacturer Nueva Papelera de Besaya have been idle since February 18, 2011 when a large part of the millís roof collapsed, damaging the only paper machine.

Aug. 10, 2011 - Although the government of Cantabria (Spain) initially vowed to provide financial aid to repair Nueva Papelera de Besaya's paper mill after a roof collapse earlier this year damaged the mill and its uncoated woodfree (UWF) paper machine, government officials said high investment costs and associated risks now result in the mill's permanent closure.

According to a news report by EUWID, the government of Cantabria decided to definitely shut down the 80,000 tpy UWF paper mill after estimating it would cost in the range of EUR 20 million to EUR 42.5 million — excluding salaries and wages — to repair and restart the mill.

Operations at Nueva Papelera de Besaya have been idle since the roof collapse on February 18, 2011.

SOURCE: EUWID and other news reports