UPM-Kymmene Corporation plans to expand its coated plywood production and renew its manufacturing process of base plywood at Chudovo, Russia.
Construction is scheduled to start in early 2009 and should be completed in the autumn.
The Chudovo plywood mill, which has a production capacity of 100,000 m3 of birch plywood, produces high-quality WISA birch plywood primarily used by the construction, transport and furniture industries.
About 30% goes to the domestic market and the rest to markets in Central Europe.