• Fray Bentos

UPM Fray Bentos mill


The UPM Fray Bentos mill began operations in Fray Bentos, Uruguay, in 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.

1.3 million t/a
eucalyptus pulp
8% share
of energy generation in Uruguay
800+ people
working on mill site

Mill certificates

ISO 9001
Quality Management System
ISO 14001
Environmental Management System
EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme
ISO 45001
Occupational Health and Safety Management System
ISO 22000
Food Safety Management System
ISO 50001
Energy Management System
Wood raw material
Chain of Custody


10-year economic boost to the region


Contact UPM Fray Bentos


UPM Fray Bentos pulp mill
Ruta Vladimir Roslik Km. 307
65000, Fray Bentos, Uruguay

Tel. +598 456 20 100


Related 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.


Water quality

UPM Fray Bentos – Discharge to the river

Uruguay river

Uruguay River monitoring results

Air quality

UPM Fray Bentos - Air emissions