WEPA Professional Piechowice, part of the German based Wepa Holding Group, has chosen Toscotec as supplier for it’s new tissue line that will be installed at the company’s Piechowice Plant in Poland. The new Toscotec AHEAD-2.0S line will strength the Wepa recent strategic growth in the European tissue market that has been launched with the start up in 2015 of similar plants, provided by the Italian Supplier, in France and in Germany. The start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2017.
Toscotec already operated in the mill on PM#1 in 2009 with the rebuild of the dry end section.
This new investment on a second machine in Piechowice will increase the total number of paper machines for WEPA Group up to twenty. For the company, established in 1948, this new project represents another important goal achieved in a short time and meanwhile re-states the trustful cooperation with Toscotec for challenging and complex projects.
The Toscotec turn key delivery for the new TM#21, based on the best available technology, will comprise a stock preparation systems for virgin pulp, an AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine, TM and plant auxiliaries, electrification & control system.
The tissue machine is equipped with single layer headbox, double press configuration, Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-15FT, Toscotec hood and dust & mist removal. Full engineering, erection, erection supervision, training, start-up and commissioning complete the Toscotec supply.
The tissue machine will have a width of 2.8 m and a design speed of 2,200 mpm. The new line will produce, among the other grades, high-quality super-soft toilet tissue and will be capable to run also with waste paper based raw material. The greenfield project will be focused on energy savings and low emission concepts with a great attention to the environmental issues as well as to the impact on the site.
Martin Krengel, Wepa CEO, states as follows: “I am happy to say that the recent brilliant experience with Toscotec in realizing professionally and on schedule both paper machine projects in Lille and Giershagen has allowed us to accelerate our market expansion planning. In addition to a high level of professionalism, an excellent partnership and solid trust reached with our long-standing supplier were necessary for such a smooth decision to go again with them for this new greenfield project in Poland.”