Archive for the ‘Mondi’ Category

Geasphere has released a great new video documenting the environmental and social impacts of industrial tree plantations in South Africa. Timber plantations consume 30 times as much water each day as the population of South Africa. Thousands and thousands of people have been evicted to make way for Mondi and Sappi’s monocultures.

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Sweco has won a contract for the architecture, structural engineering and construction management for the rebuild and modernisation of Mondi’s Syktyvkar pulp and paper mill. The contract is worth about €5.4 million. The project, which is supposed to reduce emissions from the mill and expand capacity is due to be completed in 2008.

Pöyry has won a €10 million contract to provide engineering services for the rebuild of Mondi’s Syktyvkar pulp mill in Russia. Mondi is expanding the Syktyvkar pulp and paper mill to produce 940,000 tonnes of paper and board. Completion is due in 2010.

Mondi sneaking into Uganda?

Posted: 9 September 2006 in Mondi, South Africa, Uganda

Uganda has no pulp industry. Uganda’s publishing houses use paper and newsprint from South Africa’s Mondi.

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In February 2006, Anglo American announced that Mondi is considering a US$1.5 billion, one million t/yr expansion of its pulp mill at its Syktyvkar site in the Komi Republic, northwest Russia. Mondi plans to sell most of the pulp to China.

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