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Canfor Pulp to conduct maintenance outages at Northwood, Taylor mills this fall


July 24, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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Canfor Pulp Products is conducting planned maintenance outages this fall at its Northwood and Taylor pulp mills in British Columbia.

The outage will begin in September 2020 and continue into October to complete a capital upgrade to extend the life of Northwood’s number five recovery boiler (RB5).

This Northwood outage will result in 48,000 tonnes of reduced NBSK pulp production, 30,000 tonnes of which is currently forecast for the third quarter of 2020.

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The company’s Taylor BCTMP mill is currently scheduled to complete its maintenance outage in the third quarter of 2020 with a projected 5,000 tonnes of reduced BCTMP production.

The company noted the planned outages in its Q2 2020 financial report, released today. Canfor Pulp saw an operating loss of $6.3 million for the second quarter, which it attributed largely to price fluctuations during the COVID-19 pandemic.