The ramp-up of the UPM Kymi pulp mill expansion has proceeded well on schedule. The EUR 160 million UPM investment project was started in the spring of 2014 and has now proceeded to final finishing work. The new debarking plant started operation in June, the modernisation of the softwood fibre line was finished in August and the biggest project, the new pulp drying machine, started operation in August-September - approximately one month ahead of schedule. During the ramp-up, pulp production has exceeded expectations and the quality of pulp has improved.
On September 4th, Rolland had implemented a temporary order suspension to allow us to get our systems back on track after a difficult summer and provide our customers with more accurate shipping dates to improve our customer service.
I am pleased to announce that, effective today, we are removing the temporary order suspension and you can place orders as normal.
We thank you for your continued support and patience as we worked through our backlog.