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Fray Bentos Pulp Mill Undergoing Extensive Maintenance

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UPM reports that its Fray Bentos pulp mill in Uruguay is taking extensive maintenance downtime as part of a complete shutdown of the mill. In addition to normal annual maintenance work, the super heaters in the recovery boiler will be replaced. Between 800 and 1,000 additional workers are working onsite during the maintenance shutdown, which is the most extensive maintenance done since the mill began operations in November 2007.

The mill is scheduled to be restarted on November 10. It has an annual capacity of about 1.1 million metric tons of bleached eucalyptus pulp.