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Maintenance shutdown at Canfor Prince George mill moved up due to leak


March 5, 2010
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Canfor’s Prince George Pulp and Paper mill is moving a maintenance shutdown previously planned for April to th…

Canfor’s Prince George Pulp and Paper mill is moving a maintenance shutdown previously planned for April to this month, in order to coincide with unplanned maintenance requiring the shutdown of the recovery boiler. It was discovered that the recovery boiler had a leak which needed to be repaired.
The total duration of the shutdown of the boiler is expected to be approximately 20
days and the total reduced pulp production in the first quarter is expected to be approximately 15,000 tonnes, including the 4 days and 3,600 tonnes previously scheduled for the April outage. Operation of the paper machine during part of the shut down period is expected to mitigate the financial impact of these outages.
Canfor Pulp operates three pulp mills in Prince George which employ more than 1,100 people. Canfor Pulp, an income trust, was spun out from Canfor Corp. several years ago.

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