Metso Paper will supply a complete tissue machine to Saudi Paper Manufacturing to be installed at the SPM mill in Dammam in the Eastern Province, which is scheduled to start production by the end of the year.
The value of the order was not disclosed, but typical market value would be in excess of €25m million. SPM says total investment at the mill will exceed €50m.
The installation will comprise an Advantage DCT 200 tissue machine with quality control and distributed control systems. Metso will also supply engineering and project management services.
The machine will have a width of 5.5 m and a design speed of 2,200 m/min, and will add another 60,000 tons a year of facial, toilet and towel grades to production capacity. There are three other tissue machines in the mill producing 80,000 tons a year.
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