July 4, 2022 - Mercer International today provided the following update to its press release of July 1 regarding a fire that occurred in the wood chip storage area at the company's Stendal pulp mill in Germany.
Due to ongoing precautionary procedures, operations at the pulp mill have been temporarily shut down.
Currently, the fire has been primarily extinguished but as is customary in such cases, the site will be monitored for hot spots for several more days. The fire did not damage the mill operations and the damage appears to have been confined to the wood chip storage bunkers and associated conveying systems.
Mercer said it will, as permitted by site monitoring measures, conduct a more formal detailed assessment of damage and required repairs and develop a restart plan. Until such assessment and plan, there can be no assurance as to when the mill will recommence operations.
The Stendal mill has the capacity to produce 660,000 tonnes per year of NBSK pulp, 148 MW of green electricity, and operates a modern turpentine and tall oil extraction plant.
Mercer International Inc. (Nasdaq: MERC) is a global forest products company with operations in Germany, USA and Canada with consolidated annual production capacity of 2.3 million tonnes of pulp, 550 million board feet of lumber and 140 thousand cubic meters of cross-laminated timber. To learn more, visit: www.mercerint.com.
SOURCE: Mercer International Inc.
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