Ilim Group Completes First Stage of Recovery Boiler Rebuild at Ust-Ilimsk Mill in Russia

Ilim Group's pulp mill in Ust-Ilimsk, Russia, has the capacity to produce about 750,000 tonnes per year of marekt pulp.

Nov. 29, 2013 (Press Release) - As part of implementation of the projects aimed to improve manufacturing performance and reduce environmental impact, Ilim Group has completed the first stage of its large-scale rebuild of recovery boiler No.1 at the Ust-Ilimsk Mill. The investments at this stage exceeded USD 11 million.

During the first stage, which lasted for 65 days, the Mill performed all necessary commissioning work, adjusted the required process parameters, and ensured the ramp-up of the boiler.

During the second stage, which is planned to begin in spring 2014, the Mill will replace two precipitators worth about USD 5 million each. Therefore, the total investments of Ilim Group in the entire RB1 Rebuild Project will exceed USD 21 million.

Ilim Group is one of the largest producers of pulp and paper in Russia. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, the company's business assets are located in the Leningrad, Arkhangelsk and Irkutsk Oblasts and account for more than 66% of the total pulp production in Russia and over 24% of the Russian board production. Ilim's total annual pulp and paper production volume is over 2.6 million tons. The company employs some 19,000 people. For further information about Ilim Group, visit www.ilimgroup.ru.

SOURCE: Ilim Group