Toscotec to supply second tissue line to Saudi Paper Group on a turnkey basis
Saudi Paper Group selected Toscotec for a second tissue line to be installed at its Dammam facility in Saudi Arabia. The new AHEAD 2.2L machine (PM5) will be a full-on turnkey project and it follows Toscotec’s supply of a complete AHEAD 2.2S line that is currently undergoing erection at the same tissue mill. The start-up of PM5 is scheduled for 2024.
The new AHEAD 2.2L line has a sheet trim width of 5,600 mm, a maximum design speed of 2,200 m/min, and an annual production capacity of over 60,000 tons. Designed for superior performance and energy efficiency, the tissue machine is equipped with TT NextPress upgraded design shoe press, a third-generation design TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer, and high efficiency TT Hood. The scope also includes two OPTIMA2600L slitter rewinders devised to preserve bulk and softness while ensuring optimal winding performance.
In order to guarantee superior energy efficiency, Toscotec will design the new line to operate with a gas turbine that produces the electricity and the steam required to meet the mill’s needs. A full service package with detailed mill engineering, erection, training, commissioning, and start-up assistance completes Toscotec’s turnkey supply.
Yousseri Abdel Hamid Abdel Aziz El Bishry, CEO of Saudi Paper Group (SPG), says, “Progressing on the path of strong expansion we have set for SPG, we selected Toscotec for this second tissue line, because we value both their ability to deliver first-in-class technology and their proven history of successfully managing complex turnkey operations.”
Alessandro Mennucci, CEO of Toscotec, says, “At Toscotec, we strongly believe in partnerships as the basis for success. Therefore, we look forward to continuing our close partnership with Saudi Paper Group. As Toscotec’s fourth tissue order in the fast growing Middle Eastern region, this major project represents the perfect opportunity to strengthen our market leadership as supplier of turnkey tissue projects.”
About Saudi Paper Group
Founded in 1989 as a private enterprise in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Paper Group includes three subsidiaries specializing in tissue jumbo rolls manufacturing – named Saudi Paper Manufacturing Company (SPMC) – tissue converting, and paper recycling. SPMC is one of the leading tissue manufacturers in the Arab World, offering a wide range of tissue products from facial and pocket tissues, toilet rolls, kitchen towels, table napkins, maxi rolls, and various other tissue-related products, which it distributes to the domestic and international markets.