UPM Fray Bentos mill

UPM Fray Bentos mill
​The UPM Fray Bentos mill began operations in Fray Bentos, Uruguay, in November 2007. Located on the banks of the River Uruguay, the mill produces bleached hardwood eucalyptus pulp. The pulp is transported to the deep-sea port of Nueva Palmira by river barge to be loaded onto transatlantic vessels bound for Europe and Asia.

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UPM Fray Bentos mill


UPM Fray Bentos pulp mill
Ruta Vladimir Roslik Km. 307
65000, Fray Bentos
Tel. +598 456 20 100
E-mail: comunicaciones@upm.com

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​In brief

UPM Fray Bentos mill capacity

​Annual capacity: 1,300,000 tonnes of plantation-based eucalyptus pulp.

UPM Fray Bentos mill emploees

Personnel: 200 employees directly employed by UPM.

Altogether 800 people enter the Fray Bentos mill site daily to work on different operations ranging from production and maintenance to logistics.

Pulp mills energy supply

​Besides pulp, Fray Bentos mill generates bio-based energy and electricity which is sold to the national grid.

The mill generates approx. 8% of the Uruguayan thermal energy supply.

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Noteworthy facts

​Since the start-up of the mill, UPM and the Uruguayan environmental authorities have conducted continuous monitoring of the mill's environmental performance. Below you can find the monitoring results on:
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​Tour our pulp mill

​Want to have a closer look in how pulp is made? Take a step by step tour on our pulp mill website and meet our pulp professionals on the road.
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Fray Bentos Environmental Product Declarations

Environmental Product Declarations
and Carbon Footprint Information

The reports can be found in our Certificate Finder »



We have all major certificates:

  • Quality Management System ISO 9001
  • Environmental Management System ISO 14001
  • EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management System OHSAS 18001
  • Food Safety Management System ISO 22000
  • Energy Management System ISO 50001
  • PEFCTM and FSCR Chain of Custody
These and more can be found in Certificate Finder »
Fray Bentos Environmental Statements (EMAS)

Environmental Statements (EMAS)

UPM Fray Bentos EMAS 2016