Jan 26 (Reuters) - Finnish pulp and paper maker UPM-Kymmene Oyj said on Thursday it was in talks with Uruguayan government on infrastructure, but denied any plans to kick off a new pulp mill project in the country.
* Finnish broadcaster YLE, citing local media in Uruguay, reported earlier on Thursday that UPM and authorities in the Latin American country were close to reaching a deal on UPM’s second pulp mill in the country that would cost in total $4 billion
* UPM said talks had proceeded but that starting an investment project “would require a satisfaction of several requirements, one of them being a positive conclusion of the negotiations... on the infrastructure development”
* “At present, the discussion have not been concluded and a number of issues remain unsettled”
* The company said in July that Uruguay could be a competitive alternative for addressing its pulp opportunities (Reporting by Tuomas Forsell, editing by Jussi Rosendahl) ))