On March 29, 2013, top management of Ilim Group and International Paper paid a regular visit to the Big Bratsk site. Ilim Group's Board of Directors led by Board Chairman Zakhar D. Smushkin and accompanied by Ilim's CEO Paul Herbert and International Paper Chairman John Faraci reviewed the main project facilities and assessed the project progress. They were joined by Bratsk Mayor Konstantin Klimov. After the site overview, the top managers met with journalists and spoke about the Big Bratsk and its prospects. According to the visiting dignitaries, the project is coming close to the start-up phase as the commissioning work is nearing completion. As a reminder, the new fiberline produced its first brown stock on March 25, 2013. The project start-up is scheduled for Q2 2013.