Mercer International wraps up $20M maintenance project at Celgar in British Columbia, longest in mill’s history

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Mercer International wraps up $20M maintenance project at Celgar in British Columbia, longest in mill’s history

June 29, 2017 - 15:54

CASTLEGAR, BC, June 29, 2017 (Local News) -Celgar’s 14-day maintenance shutdown completed earlier this month was by far, the largest maintenance shutdown in Celgar’s history.

As a 24/7 continuous production operation, the mill’s annual maintenance shutdowns are required to allow inspection, repair and change-out to the major pieces of production equipment.

This year’s shutdown, ‘The M17’ as it referred to at the mill, had more than 2,000 maintenance tasks completed with a material, services and labour price tag of $20 million, and also completed a few capital projects totalling just under $17 million. Add 14 days of downtime where the mill is not producing pulp or exporting power… and you’ve got a pretty expensive shutdown.

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