The new site is at Punta Pereira near the north shore of the wide Rio de la Plata river, about 37 miles (60 km) downstream from where the Uruguay River feeds into the Rio de la Plata. It is also downstream from the original site at Fray Bentos on the Uruguay River.
Ence said in October it would put the EUR 930 million plant somewhere other than Fray Bentos, but still in Uruguay. At the time it said the relocation did not have to do with the growing problems between Argentina and Uruguay over the plant.
“We are not relocating because of the conflict, we are relocating because, in terms of manufacturing processes, it is impossible to build two pulp mill in Fray Bentos,” Arregui said in October.
“These two plants would need 6 million tonnes per year of fiber. A truck load is 30 tonnes, so that’s 200,000 trips in a year, going up and down the same roads. And that’s just the wood. Pulp dispatch would be about a third of that,” Arregui added.
Finnish company Metsa-Botnia is still building its own pulp mill at Fray Bentos, which has been the source of bitter disputes between Argentina and Uruguay.
Sabés que la vas a tener frente a tus narices
en Buenos Aires?
mis notas sobre las pasteras:
Papeleras go home
De los árboles
El agüita es de todos
El tatú y la asamblea de bichos