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.