23 | 07 | 2018

Ilim Group trains personnel for a new paper machine in Koryazhma

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Ilim Group trains personnel to operate a new paper machine in Koryazhma, Archangelsk Oblast (Big Koryazhma investment project). A group of workers of the Koryazhma Mill will be trained in major pulp and paper producers, Svetogorsk Mill in the Leningrad Oblast and Kwidzen pulp plant in Poland, which are affiliated companies of International Paper.

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Operators for the paper machine and sheeter will be trained in Svetogorsk Mill, whereas maintenance personnel for folio sheeters will have a training course in Poland. The training time is 1 to 3 months.

Not only will this experience help the employees of Ilim Group to acquire the knowledge necessary to operate the new equipment, but it will also allow them to subsequently train their peers to operate this equipment.

Big Koryazhma is an investment project of Ilim Group involving installation of a paper machine in the Koryazhma Branch. The new paper machine will produce cut-size paper, offset paper, and, at a later stage, base papers for coated freesheet. The estimated project cost is USD 270 million. Construction is to be completed by October 2012.

Ilim Group is the leader of the Russian pulp and paper industry in terms of output volume, financial stability, corporate governance efficiency and technology.

The strategic partner of Ilim Group and the owner of 50% of its shares is International Paper, the world’s largest pulp and paper company. Ilim Group is headquartered in St. Petersburg.

The Company’s business assets located in the Leningrad (Saint-Petersburg), Arkhangelsk and Irkutsk Regions are the largest mills in the Russian forest products industry accounting for more than 65% of the total pulp production in Russia and over 25% of the Russian board production. The total annual pulp and paper production volume of the Company is more than 2.3 million tons.

Ilim Group employs over 20 thousand people.

Strategic focus of Ilim Group is to make a shift from producing only semi-finished goods to also manufacturing higher value products — paper and packaging.

Ilim Group’s priorities include customer needs, advantaged technologies, effectiveness, people development, reduction of environmental impact, industrial safety, social responsibility and shareholder returns.

Source: Corporate Communications Department of OJSC Ilim Group

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