Mercer International Announces Three-week Curtailment at Its Celgar, BC, Pulp Mill Starting in March

Mercer International Inc., a global forest products company with operations in Germany, the US, and Canada, announced on Tuesday (1-17-23) that due to a lack of appropriate fiber availability, its pulp mill located in Celgar, British Columbia, Canada is planning to take an approximately three-week downtime. The curtailment is scheduled to begin in March 2023.

In remarks prepared for the announcement, Mercer’s President and CEO Juan Carlos Bueno said:

“We are disappointed that the current fiber supply situation—and in particular, the lack of available residual fiber for pulp—has led us to the difficult position forcing us to curtail. The continued fiber supply problem is a source of disappointment for our employees, our suppliers, the Castlegar region and the province at large. We are hopeful for a resolution in short order.”

Mercer International has an annual production capacity of 2.3 million tons of pulp, 960 million board feet of lumber, 140 thousand cubic meters of cross-laminated timber (CLT), 17 million pallets, and 150,000 metric tons of wood pellets.

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