Mercer's Rosenthal am Rennsteig mill begins maintenance shutdown
October 8, 2020
GERMANY (News release) -- Mercer's pulp mill in Rosenthal am Rennsteig, Germany, undergoes maintenance shutdown. The technical and organizational preparations have been under way for months in advance. This involves the scheduling of employee and contractor support, as well as creating a work scope and major footprint of the activities critical to ensure resources are in place in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner.
With the current short maintenance shutdown at Mercer Rosenthal, wood supply company, Mercer Holz, has been preparing proactively as well. Mercer Holz have been adjusting volumes of deliveries, which involves looking at different ways to manage the wood inventories they normally provide to the Mercer Rosenthal pulp mill. In the run-up to this maintenance shutdown, mill has significantly reduced the wood stocks, which is important.
This ensures Mercer's suppliers are able to continue to deliver wood during the outage period to replenish the chip piles. Mercer has redirected long-term planned volume to ensure continuous delivery of required quantities, especially of wood chips, to our sister plant, Mercer Stendal, in Arneburg, Germany.
Mercer International Inc. is a global forest products company with operations in Germany and Canada.