Ilim Invests $3 Million in Upgrade Project at Ust-Ilimsk

Dec. 5, 2011 - Ilim Group said that a new bark press manufactured in Finland was delivered to the Ust-Ilimsk Branch of OJSC Ilim Group. The press is part of an investment project aimed to upgrade the chip production line equipment.

Total installed cost is USD 3 million, Ilim said.

According to Ilim, the new state-of-the-art bark press was purchased to replace obsolete equipment in the chip production line. With a higher capacity, the new press will replace as many as three old bark presses at the existing line.

The start-up of the new press will improve chip processing efficiency, as well as reduce energy and equipment maintenance costs.

SOURCE: Ilim Group