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MEPCO Commissions Voith with Construction of Complete Production Line for Recycled Containerboard At its Jeddah Mill in Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia’s Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO) has commissioned full-line supplier Voith with the construction of an entire production line for recycled containerboard at its Jeddah mill - MEPCO.biz / Voith.com
MEPCO Commissions Voith with Construction of Complete Production Line for Recycled Containerboard At its Jeddah Mill in Saudi Arabia

 

NewswireTODAY - /newswire/ - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2024/05/13 - Saudi Arabia’s Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO) has commissioned full-line supplier Voith with the construction of an entire production line for recycled containerboard at its Jeddah mill - MEPCO.biz / Voith.com. FSE: VO2A

   
 
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• Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO) commissions Voith with the construction of state-of-the-art production line;
• With an annual production capacity of 450,000 tons of lightweight recycled containerboard (RCCM), the new PM 5 will almost double MEPCO’s production capacity at its Jeddah site;
• Construction will start in Q3 2024, with commissioning expected in Q4 2027.

The state-of-the-art and highly efficient line will achieve an annual production volume of up to 450,000 tons of high-quality Testliner and Corrugated Medium in the basis weight range of 70 to 140 gsm. The planned design speed is 1,600m/min. The start-up of the complete production line is scheduled for Q4 2027.

"We are very pleased to be able to further strengthen and expanding our leading market position in Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries with this highly efficient production line and state-of-the-art technologies from Voith. Voith’s professional full-line-supplier approach that reduces interfaces, its excellent reputation and references as well as the trustful joint cooperation of both teams were decisive for our decision."
Sami Al Safran, President & CEO of MEPCO

"After earlier excellent cooperation with Voith subsidiary Toscotec, we are very delighted that MEPCO now has chosen Voith for this major order. With the new PM 5 production line we will supply an efficient system that enables optimized and resource-saving production of recycled fiber-based container grades (RCCM). Our latest automation and digitalization technologies will further improve availability and efficiency of the plant and complete the full-line supplier scope of supply for MEPCO."
Joachim Huber, Regional Account & Sales Manager at Voith Paper

One of the most efficient RCCM machines in the world

Designed as one of the most efficient RCCM machines in the world, the order covers the entire paper production process from BlueLine OCC stock preparation line, reject and sludge handling system from Voith subsidiary Meri and wet end process with water-saving chemical dosing technology FlowJec, to the state-of-the-art XcelLine paper machine featuring a TwinDrive double unwind and VariFlex Performance winder with fully automated FlyingSplice reel change.

The sustainability and efficiency of the production line is further ensured by an AquaLine Flex integrated wastewater treatment plant from Meri with anaerobic reactors, a resource-saving DuoCentri NipcoFlex press, an EcoHood dryer section hood, DuoDry CC single tier after dryer section and a Prevo ropeless threading system in the dryer section.

Voith’s scope of supply also includes the basic and detail engineering as well as erection and commissioning supervision of the line. Further, MEPCO will benefit from a comprehensive fabrics package and a wide range of automation and digitalization solutions from Voith’s Papermaking 4.0 portfolio including field instruments for the entire line, OnControl MCS/DCS, OnQuality MD/CD control, OnCare solutions for condition monitoring and asset management, OnEfficiency solutions for process optimization and a unified user interface.

About MEPCO

MEPCO (mepco.biz) is one of the largest vertically integrated paper manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, offering a diverse range of containerboard and specialty paper products serving the packaging, construction, furniture, and paper core industries around the world. MEPCO supplies its products to the local Saudi market, as well as the GCC, Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, the company has developed a growing presence in South Asia, the Americas, and Europe and currently has three Containerboard machines and one Tissue machine in operation.

About the Voith Group

The Voith Group (voith.com) is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 22,000 employees, sales of € 5.5 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

About Voith Paper

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, and products on the market, and offers paper manufacturers holistic solutions from one source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations facilitates resource-conserving production and supports customers in significantly reducing their carbon footprint. With its comprehensive automation products and leading digitization solutions from the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio, Voith offers its customers state-of-the-art, digital technologies to increase the availability and efficiency of their systems in all areas of the production process.

 
 
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