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World’s largest pellet plant to reach capacity soon

July 20, 2012
By Argus Media

July 20, 2012, London, UK – Russian pulp and paper company Vyborgskaya Cellulose's 900,000 t/yr wood pellet production plant should be at full production capacity by September, according to exclusive sales agents Ekman.

The plant, which experienced some start-up problems after beginning operations in early 2011, is increasing production volumes each month, and the company is continuing to add equipment and make small modifications to machinery to reach full capacity.

“Vyborgskaya is producing very well,” Ekman vice president for bioenergy Arnold Dale said. “Despite the current bearish spot price, we do not want to slow down production. We want to keep the upward momentum going.”

The plant produced 42,000t in June, expects to reach 50,000t in August and forecasts 80,000t of pellets will be produced in September, with the addition of more hammer mills.

“We continue to sell our pellets as produced. We do not have anything in storage currently. “Vyborgskaya only has 15,000t of storage,” Dale said.


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