Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (TSX:CFX) announced today an extended outage on one production line at its Northwood Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (“NBSK”) Pulp mill located in Prince George, British Columbia (“BC”). The outage is to enable the rebuild of the lower furnace of its number one recovery boiler (“RB1”), in order to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the boiler.
The Company currently estimates that the extended downtime will be approximately 85 to 100 days, with a reduction in production of NBSK pulp of 68,000 to 80,000 tonnes and an estimated capital cost of $30 million, as well as higher associated maintenance costs. Canfor Pulp will continue to operate the second production line at the Northwood Pulp mill over this period.
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