Profile: Mercer International Inc (MERC.O)
27 Feb 2017
Mercer International Inc., incorporated on July 12, 2005, is a producer of northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp, which is pulp that is sold on the open market. The Company also produces and sells tall oil, a by-product of its production process, which is used as both a chemical additive and as a green energy source. It produces and sells NBSK pulp, which is a bleached kraft pulp manufactured using northern softwood. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated two mills in Eastern Germany and one mill in Western Canada. As of December 31, 2016, its three NBSK pulp mills had consolidated annual production capacity of approximately 1.5 million air-dried metric tons (ADMTs) of NBSK pulp and were capable of generating 305 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Additionally, its German mills generate tall oil from black liquor, which is sold to third parties for use in various applications, including bio-fuels. The Company's mills generate and sell energy to regional utilities.
As of December 31, 2016, the Company's Rosenthal mill had an annual production capacity of approximately 360,000 ADMTs and 57 MW of electrical generation. The Rosenthal mill is located in the town of Blankenstein, Germany, approximately 300 kilometers south of Berlin. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's Stendal mill had an annual production capacity of approximately 660,000 ADMTs and 148 MW of electrical generation. The Stendal mill is located near the town of Stendal, Germany, approximately 130 kilometers west of Berlin. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's Celgar mill had an annual production capacity of approximately 520,000 ADMTs and 100 MW of electrical generation. The Celgar mill is located near the city of Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada, approximately 600 kilometers east of Vancouver.
The Company competes with Canfor Corporation, Metsa Fibre, Stora Enso, Metsa Fibre, Ilim, Sodra Cell, and Asia Pulp and Paper.
Mercer International Inc
700 Pender St W Suite 1120
VANCOUVER BC V6C 1G8