March 4, 2013
Ilim Group said that on March 3 in Koryazhma, Arkhangelsk oblast, Russia, the company started up a new paper machine that was installed as a part of its “Big Koryazhma” investment project.
The new machine will produce more than 150,000 tons per year of office paper for the Russian market, Ilim said.
According to Ilim, Big Koryazhma is a $270 million investment project involving construction of the new paper machine, installation of an off-machine coater, installation of cut-size and folio sheeters, construction of precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant and implementation of infrastructure projects.
Construction of the new paper machine in Koryazhma started in summer of 2011. In summer of 2013, the company will start producing 70,000 tons of coated paper per year to make Ilim Group Russia’s first and only manufacturer of this product.