No fatalities or injuries at the Norske Skog Bio Bio mill in Chile

Late Sunday evening, it was confirmed that there were no fatalities or injuries amongst employees at the Norske Skog Bio Bio mill in Chile.

The mill is located in Concepción which was hit by the earthquake on Feb. 27. Norske Skog Bio Bio has an annual capacity of 130,000 tonnes of mainly newsprint, and employs 240 people.

“The positive news regarding our colleagues in Chile was a big relief. As soon as more detailed information is received, the group will initiate necessary efforts to assist our colleagues at Norske Skog Bio Bio and their families,” says chief executive Sven Ombudstvedt.

Property damages and business interruption are covered by insurance.

Based on initial reports from the mill, Norske Skog expects operations in Chile to be halted for some time. At present it is not possible to give more detailed information regarding the physical status of the operations.

Source: Norske Skog

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