Expansion of Tasco softwood mill in Bombala, Australia, owned by Korea's Dongwha Enterprise, takes another step forward as power upgrade begins

LOS ANGELES , March 29, 2012 () – The AU$69M expansion of a softwood sawmill in Bombala, Australia, owned by Korean MDF and particleboard producer Dongwha Enterprise Co., has taken another step forward with the securing of its additional power requirements, the Bombala Times reported on March 28.

Dongwha Australia Holdings Pty Ltd., which trades as Tasco, is building a forest products hub in Bombala. As previously reported, the New South Wales facility has started construction and is targeted for completion this year.

Most recently, Essential Energy has committed to start major upgrade work at a substation serving Bombala that will cater for the mill’s additional power requirements, the Bombala Times reported.

The current supply capacity of the substation will be tripled by a new transformer and other upgrades, ensuring a robust and secure long-term power supply to the softwood mill and the Bombala community.

Essential Energy’s regional general manager South Eastern Phillip Green said the jointly funded upgrade project was an important next step in the area’s development, and would enable Bombala to grow and develop as a community and as a viable location for other industry investment.

The primary source of this article is the Bombala Times, Bombala, Australia, March 28, 2012.

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