HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwire - Oct 19, 2012) - Metso will rebuild the PM 1 cartonboard
machine at the Riyadh mill of Obeikan
Paper Industries in Saudi Arabia. The rebuilt production line will be fully
operational in the middle of 2013. The value of the order will not be
The main target of the rebuild is to improve end product quality, increase
capacity and reduce production costs.
"This investment is aligned with Obeikan strategy to keep the
mill up-to-date in
technology in order to keep feet within the competitive environment of
industries," says Mohammed Al-Mowkley, General Manager of Obeikan Paper
The coater and air system rebuild order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper
Power third quarter 2012 orders received and the press section rebuild
included in the second quarter 2012 orders received.
The 3.4-m-wide (wire) PM 1 produces white lined chipboard in the basis
range of 180-450 g/m2 at the design speed of 600 m/min. The current annual
production level is 170,000 tonnes and capacity after the rebuild will be
220,000 tonnes per year.
Metso's delivery will comprise a rebuild of the press section with a new
shoe press to increase dry content after the press section. The delivery
also include a new curtain coating station with a one-sided gas-heated air
dryer. The new multilayer curtain coating unit adds two coating layers to
web at the same time in a non-contact operation with no speed restrictions.
Metso will also take care of installation supervision,
commissioning and start-up of the rebuilt machine.
Obeikan Paper Industries is a subsidiary of Obeikan Industrial Investment
Ltd. It primarily involves in printing and packaging, education and
businesses. The company was incorporated in 1983. Obeikan Industrial
Group Ltd. is headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes,
equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our
experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production
rebuilds and services.
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the
process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power,
oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries deliver
sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Expect results.
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