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Ence vows to appeal decision to annul extension of concession for its Pontevedra mill

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Ence vows to appeal decision to annul extension of concession for its Pontevedra mill

July 19, 2021 - 02:34
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    MADRID, Spain, July 16, 2021 (Press Release) -
  • The company will appeal to the Supreme Court the judgment of the National High Court annulling the extension of the concession on which the Pontevedra biofactory is based, a process that could take several years.
  • The company will work to define the expansion project of its Navia biofactory to compensate, or even exceed, the result provided by the Pontevedra biofactory to meet the demand of its customers

Ence Energia y Celulosa will appeal to the Supreme Court, in defense of the legality of the extension of the concession of its Pontevedra biofactory, after the National High Court has ruled that Ence carries out an activity that, by its nature, may have a location different from its current location.

With absolute respect for the decisions of the courts, Ence wishes to highlight its disagreement with this decision of the the National High Court, as evidenced by independent studies such as those by Idom engineering. Ence will therefore exhaust all possible legal avenues to defend its interests. The company reiterates the validity of the extension of this concession, on which more than 5,100 families in Galicia depend directly and indirectly.

In parallel to this resource, which could be extended several years, the company will work on defining the expansion project of its Navia biofactory to compensate or even exceed the result provided by the Pontevedra biofactory. The synergies, together with the efficiency and competitiveness of Ence Navia, would allow to neutralize the impact of an eventual closure of the Pontevedra biofactory in order to continue to meet the demand of its customers.

The Ence plant in Pontevedra fully complies with all environmental legislation and, with its activity, promotes the use of cellulose, a recyclable, biodegradable material that replaces plastic derivatives.