HELSINKI, Oct. 18, 2010 (Press Release) -An extensive maintenance shutdown is in progress at UPM's Fray Bentos pulp mill. The preparations for the shutdown started already on 13 October 2010. The mill is to be restarted as previously estimated on 10 November 2010. The shutdown was scheduled in mutual understanding with the Uruguayan environmental authority DINAMA.
In addition to normal annual maintenance works the super heaters in the recovery boiler will be replaced. During the maintenance period, 800-1,000 additional workers will be working onsite. This is the most extensive maintenance since the start of the mill on 10 November 2007.