Mercer announces 30 days downtime at Celgar Mill

Harvesting of wood
Harvesting of wood
02 Jun 2020 − 

Mercer International Inc. reports that its Celgar, British Columbia mill, will take extended downtime in July.

In addition to the regularly planned maintenance downtime of five days, the plant will be idled for approximately 30 days of additional downtime (aggregate 52,000 ADMTs) in July 2020.

The additional downtime largely results from reduced fibre availability in the mill's procurement area as a result of Covid-related sawmill curtailments in British Columbia, the imposition of sawlog equivalent stumpage charges on pulpwood and “complex stumpage rules” which result in a significant amount of pulp wood already harvested being left to burn in the forest, Mercer reports.

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