Metso Paper to Supply Tissue Machine to Saudi Arabia
July 2, 2007 - Metso Paper said that it will supply a complete tissue machine to Saudi Paper Manufacturing Company (SPM). The machine will be installed in SPM's mill located in Dammam, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
The value of the order was not disclosed. However, the market value of these types of tissue production lines is in excess of EUR 25 million, depending on the scope of delivery and production output, Metso said.
The total project investment made by Saudi Paper Manufacturing Co. is in excess of EUR 50 million, Metso added.
The new machine is a Metso Advantage DCT 200 with a width of 5.5 meters and a design speed of 2,200 m/min.
The new machine will add another 60,000 tons per year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades to Saudi Paper's total production capacity.
The machine is scheduled to start production during the fourth quarter of 2008.
The Saudi Paper Manufacturing Company was established in 1991 to produce a wide range of high-quality tissue paper. The products are sold in Saudi Arabia and to a growing number of countries in the Middle East and the region at large. The company's current production capacity is 80,000 tpy. SPM's Dammam mill operates three tissue machines.
SOURCE: Metso Corp