UPM is getting ready to open its new pulp mill in Uruguay, which is expected to be ready by the end of the first quarter of 2023.

Since the investment decision in July 2019, over 20,000 people have been involved in the various construction sites, including the construction of the UPM Paso de los Toros mill, the pulp terminal in the port of Montevideo and the 11 housing areas around Paso de los Toros.

The project now proceeds with the finalisation of the electrical, instrumental and automation works and commissioning. The auxiliary boilers and power boilers have been commissioned. Water intake and water treatment process as well as the process air system are already in use. The recovery boiler testing has started and, according to the company, is advancing well.