Oji Paper starts US$1.95 billion project in China

Posted: 28 March 2008 in China, Oji Paper

Oji Paper has started building a pulp and paper project in Nantong, in China’s Jiangsu Province, reports China Knowledge. Oji Paper has set up a joint venture with Nantong Economic & Technological Development Zone Corp. Oji Paper hold 90% in the joint venture company which is called Jiangsu Oji Paper Co. Ltd.

The US$1.95 billion project consists of an 800,000 tons a year paper mill and a 700,000 tons a year pulp mill. Completion is anticipated in 2014. The first stage, a 400,000 tons a year paper mill will be completed in 2010 and will run on imported pulp.

Oji Paper planned to start operations at the 400,000 tons a year paper mill in 2007. The Finanical Times reported in January 2008 that “In 2003, provincial regulators granted permission for the factory but when Oji wanted to add a pulp processing plant to the site it was told it needed approval from Beijing. This was eventually granted but only on condition that Oji turn over a 10 per cent stake in the project to a Chinese joint venture partner.”

Oji Paper set up an office in Shanghai in 1995. In July 2001, it set up a fully-owned subsidiary, Oji Specialty Paper (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, to produce thermal paper. In 2002, Oji bought a paper mill in Jiangsu Province from Procter & Gamble, according to China Knowledge.

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Comments
  1. Francisco Barros says:

    How to get in contact with this company to get information about a job!

    I am a pulp mill production engineer and I have interest to work in china!

    Regards,

    Francisco Rogerio Barros

  2. Steve Evans says:

    Has the mill started full production yet. If so, Would the mill be interested in exporting to the UK.

    Would appreciate any contact details you have to follow up?

  3. Chris Lang says:

    @Francisco Barros and @Steve Evans – Thanks for your questions. I don’t know the answers. Perhaps you could use this useful website:

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