openPR Logo
Press release

FRA claims investment could help boost Scottish forestry

Seattle, United States, November 25, 2011 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has stated its support for a new investment scheme that it claims could help boost the Scottish forestry industry.

Scottish borders-based sawmill firm, BSW Timber, has announced a major investment programme in its operations in Latvia and in Scotland’s Fort William. FRA, a research and analysis consultancy specializing in forestry investment and sustainability welcomed the news of the investment, adding that the plan could boost forestry investment in Scotland in general.

The investment will total some £50 million and will be split between the firm’s operations, with around £43 million staying in Scotland. Tony Hackney, BSW’s Chief Executive, said that the investment project has been a long-time coming: “For some time, the development at BSW’s colossal Fort William site, at the foot of Ben Nevis, has been postponed in favour of growth through the acquisition of Howie Forest Products in Dalbeattie, the largest sawmill in the UK and one of the largest in Europe.”

He added, “All aspects of the business were profitable following a period of restructuring. The integration of Howie continues and there are more synergies to come as we realise the potential we always knew was there.”

FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins, added, “Now seems to be the ideal time for BSW to undergo this major expansion and development plan and it has the cash to see it through. We welcome the news of the investment in Scottish forestry and look forward to seeing if the cash injection helps to boost the industry as intended.”

FRA promotes investment in sustainable forestry projects, such as the plantations being developed in Brazil by firms like Greenwood Management. “Forestry investment has a huge role to play in helping to reduce carbon emissions by boosting carbon sequestration, thus helping put an end to climate change,” added Mr Collins.

About Forestry Research Associates

Forestry Research Associates is a research and advisory consultancy that focuses on forestry management, sustainability issues and forestry investment around the globe.

Media Contact:
Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Tel: (206) 316 8394
E-Mail: info@forestry-research.com
Web: http://www.forestry-research.com

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release FRA claims investment could help boost Scottish forestry here

News-ID: 202093 • Views: 1061

More Releases from Forestry Research Associates

FRA agrees that Brazil Regulations could boost Agricultural investment
Business Monitor International (BMI) has predicted that investment in forestry and agriculture in the Amazon region will be boosted as a result of the new forestry regulations giving people more control over land rights. Bainbridge Island, WA, July 05, 2012 - Business Monitor International (BMI) has predicted that investment in forestry and agriculture in the Amazon region will be boosted as a result of the new forestry regulations giving people more
FRA welcomes New of Church of England's Timberland investments
FRA a US-based forestry investment research and analysis consultancy, has welcomed news that the Church of England has increased its exposure to timberland investments over the past 18 months. Bainbridge Island, WA, June 01, 2012 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) a US-based forestry investment research and analysis consultancy, has welcomed news that the Church of England has increased its exposure to timberland investments over the past 18 months. The Church of England
Rousseff Government Vetoes Parts of Forestry Bill
Seattle, United States, May 30, 2012 -- In response to growing pressure from environmentalists all over the globe, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vetoed parts of the controversial forestry bill, in a move that has been welcomed by Forestry Research Associates (FRA). The President had pledged to veto the bill if she won the election while on her campaign trail and pressure to fulfil her promise had been rising over the
China, Korea, Japan Forestry Agreement is Great news for Environment says FRA
FRA has stated that the signing of a sustainable forestry agreement between China, the Republic of Korea and Japan is an "extremely positive move” in the fight against desertification and deforestation. Bainbridge Island, WA, May 18, 2012 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has stated that the signing of a sustainable forestry agreement between China, the Republic of Korea and Japan is an "extremely positive move” in the fight against desertification and

All 5 Releases


More Releases for Forest

Global Vertical Forest Market || keyplayers
The report "Global Vertical Forest Market, By Type (Flowering Plants, Non-Flowering Plants, Trailing Plants, Herbs, Shrubs, and Others), By Application (Residential and Commercial), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa) - Trends, Analysis and Forecast till 2030”. Key Highlights: In December 2019, Waterfrom design builds peaceful interior with wooden furniture’s for tea community center in China. Waterfrom Design's interior design can fully change the
Forest Land Management Market Significant Demand Foreseen by 2025 | American For …
Global Forest Land Management Market Report from AMA Research highlights deep analysis on market characteristics, sizing, estimates and growth by segmentation, regional breakdowns & country along with competitive landscape, players market shares, and strategies that are key in the market. The exploration provides a 360° view and insights, highlighting major outcomes of the industry. These insights help the business decision-makers to formulate better business plans and make informed decisions to
Tornator adopts CollectiveCrunch’s forest-AI technology to manage its forest l …
Espoo, July 1, 2020 Tornator, one of the Europe’s largest private forest owners and sustainability leaders, starts commercial adaptation of Linda Forest service from CollectiveCrunch in Finland and Estonia. Tornator piloted and tested CollectiveCrunch’s Linda Forest solution in the past months. The piloting and testing successfully concluded in June 2020 for Tornator’s Finnish and Estonian forest lands. Linda Forest makes use of satellite, LIDAR and process data and utilizes state-of-the-art AI
Forest Land Management Market 2019-2025: Global Key Players- The Forestland Grou …
Forest Land Management Market 2019 Industry Research Report Forest Land Management is the process of management, conservation, development, restoration and maintenance of forest land. It consists of activities about protection and management of forest land such as firewood and timber sales maintenance of proper records, forest management plans and wildlife management and recreation services. Forest condition assessments permits forest authorities to understand the current conditions, identify potential difficulties and build
Global Forest Land Management Market 2017-2022 Key Players: American Forest Mana …
Forest Land Management Market: WiseGuyReports.com adds “Forest Land Management Market 2017 Global Analysis, Growth, Trends and Opportunities Research Report Forecasting to 2022”reports to its database. Executive Summary Forest Land Management comprises of activities regarding maintenance and management of forest land such as forest management plans, firewood and timber sales maintenance of appropriate records, wildlife management, reforestation and recreation services. Global timber trade is undergoing several changes because of implementation of various laws, in U.S.,
Forest Park Medical Center at Southlake
Forest Park Medical Center is pleased to announce the start of construction of their physician-owned hospital in Southlake on the south side of S.H. 114 just east of N. White Chapel Boulevard. The project will include an acute care hospital of approximately 140,000 square feet, a medical office building of approximately 80,000 square feet, and a parking garage. This represents the first phase of development of what will ultimately be