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Busoga Forestry Company Ltd. (BFC), a subsidiary of Green Resources AS, has recently completed the expansion of the its treatment plant in Masese, Jinja. The $300,000 project which was completed last November not only promises increased productivity but higher quality as well. The plant now has a production capacity of about 20m³ per charge.

Pressure treated timber is produced when timber is first placed under a vacuum and then under pressure to force chemical preservatives into the wood. The process generally increases the durability and resistance preventing the wood from being destroyed by insects or fungus.

The Managing Director, John Ferguson, explained the decision to use the services of Dolphin bay. “We particularly wanted to take advantage of Dolphin’s experience in the design and installation of CCA treatment plants. The supply of ‘everything under one roof’, that is, training, the chemicals and after-sales service, was perceived to be beneficial".

The expansion of the treatment plant enhances the company’s ability to support the industrial development and electrification of Uganda through providing high quality treated poles and sawn timber. The Industrial Manager, Ms Sarah Nassuna stated that “this expansion provides a platform for BFC to showcase its ability to provide a product as well as technical services on which its customers’ can confidently depend.”

BFC’s industrial operations include a pole treatment plant and a modern sawmill. Over the past 10 years, BFC has built a solid reputation as a reliable supplier of quality timber not only locally but to East African countries including Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

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