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Arauco CFO says MdP startup imminent; BEK pulp production in 2014 expected to be around 520,000 tonnes

SAO PAULO , May 28, 2014 (RISI) - 

The awaited startup of Montes del Plata's 1.3 million tonne/yr bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp mill in Uruguay is now imminent, Arauco's CFO Gianfranco Trufello said during a conference call with analysts on May 27.

"We have been exchanging documents with the government and delivered everything they asked for. Of course now they need to analyze the paperwork, but we believe that we are closer and [the startup] should be very soon," the executive stated.

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