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Ilim Group Begins Kraftliner Capacity Expansion Project at Ust-Ilimsk Mill in Russia

Ilim Group - Big Ust-Ilimsk project The Big Ust-Ilimsk project includes construction of a new line for the production of kraftliner and other packaging materials with a capacity of 600,000 tons per year.

June 26, 2018 - On June 21, Ilim Group Chairman Zakhar Smushkin and Irkutsk Oblast Governor Sergey Levchenko took part in the official launch of the integrated investment project Big Ust-Ilimsk at Ilim's Mill in Ust-Ilimsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia.

The Big Ust-Ilimsk project includes construction of a new line for the production of kraftliner and other packaging materials with a capacity of 600,000 tons per year.

Total investments in the project will be around USD 1 billion with implementation to be completed by the end of 2021.

Ilim Group will also perform a large-scale upgrade of the existing operations in order to increase pulp output by 130,000 tons per year.

Project implementation will drive the Ust-Ilimsk mill's capacity up to 1.5 million tons of finished products per year with an initially installed capacity of 550,000 tons per year.

“Delivery of the Big Ust-Ilimsk project will help us to reinforce our presence in the packaging segment, primarily in the growing Asian markets,” said Kseniia Sosnina, CEO of Ilim Group. “Upon completion of the project in Ust-Ilimsk and upgrade of the Bratsk Mill, Ilim will become one of the largest manufacturers of unbleached packaging materials globally with a total board output of 1.5 million tons per year, bringing an aggregate production output of Ilim Group to over 4.3 million tons per year.”

Ilim Group is the largest pulp and paper company in Russia. To learn more, please visit: www.ilimgroup.ru.

SOURCE: Ilim Group