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(News from RISI) Delipapier, Sofidel’s French subsidiary, has broken ground on its €120m new integrated tissue mill project at its Ingrandes site.

The first phase consists of building a converting facility as well as storage areas for raw materials and for finished products, Delipapier mill manager Christophe Jacob told PPI Europe.

This phase should be completed by the end of 2014 or beginning of 2015, Jacob said, adding that the cost should amount to €30-40m.

Delipapier then plans to shut down its nearby converting facility in Buxeuil and to transfer its lines and 75 employees to the new site.

The second and third stages of the project will involve the construction of the tissue mill itself, which will have a production capacity of some 60,000tpy (compared to a current 20,000tpy capacity), and the extension of the converting facility and storage areas for raw materials and for finished products.

“One or two converting lines could be added,” Jacob said.