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Hekotek: delivery of sawmill equipment to South America

22 September 2015

As a result of long-term sales process AS Hekotek has concluded contracts for the delivery of sawmill equipment to South America, to a „small“ (with 3,5 million inhabitants) country Uruguay, where in the Nothern part of this country, in a town Tacuarembo, a modern sawmill complex is planned to be started-up in 2016. Tacuarembo is a town with about 55 000 inhabitants – it is the 8th largest town in Uruguay, situated ca 400 kms North from Montevideo, capital of Uruguay. From around the town starts a region of planted forests with rich wooden resources, which is sufficient also for supplying of this new sawmill with raw material. 
In this project Hekotek co-operates with Finnish partners known from several of our earlier deliveries – Veisto OY, i.e. producer of HewSaw sawlines and Valon Kone OY, i.e. producer of wood debarkers. 
Within this project Hekotek delivers there a log sorting line, a log in-feed to the sawline, a combi-line for sorting of wet and dry lumber and a conveyor system for collecting, chipping and storaging of sawing residues.
Most of the equipment is already ready for delivery at the production site of Hekotek and in the autumn of 2015 we will send from us out about 90 sea-containers with goods, that at the destination under the guidance of our installation specialists will be erected into a modern production line.  The start-up of the new sawmill complex is planned for the first half of 2016 and the planned production capacity is 150 000 m³ of ready sawmaterial from pine (pinus radiata).
Source: Hekotek