With reference to the decision by the Presidents of Uruguay and Argentina
regarding sus-pension of Botnia´s pulp mill project for a period of 90 days, we
hereby announce that the government of Uruguay has not yet made official
contact with Botnia on this matter. We shall make an announcement as soon as we
have received an official communication from the Uruguay government.
Construction work on Botnias´s pulp mill project is progressing as normal.
Approximately 1,500 Uruguayan building workers are currently employed on the
Enquiries should be made to Annikki Rintala, Vice President, Communications,
tel. +358 500 563 612.
Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts and bioenergy. The company’s pulp brand is Botnia and the sawn timber brand is Metsä Nordic Timber. The company’s bleached softwood and birch pulp grades have been developed for the production of high-quality board, tissue and printing paper and speciality products. The main applications for spruce and pine sawn timber are products for construction and interior decoration as well as window and door joinery and raw material for packaging industry. Currently employing approximately 1 200 people, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.9 billion in 2017. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.