As forest fire fighting efforts in the Lensky District of the Arkhangelsk Oblast have shown, logging equipment fitted with water tanks is very efficient in fire fighting operations. Therefore, 11 special metal tanks were manufactured and delivered to all logging sites of Koryazhma Forest in order to support their fire fighting efforts. At a later stage, Koryazhma Forest plans to fit all tanks with 2 motor pumps to pump water and ensure its continuous supply. These measures will significantly improve fire safety of the forest resources leased by the Company.
Last year during the fire season Ilim Group put out 22 forest fires and localized 1 hot spot in its logging concessions in the Arkhangelsk Oblast.