Al-Sindian paper mill, PM 3, Egypt

Al-Sindian paper mill, PM 3, Egypt

6th of October City, Egypt

Project facts

Project Type: Tissue production

Client: Nuqul Group

Capacity: 70.000 t/a

Start-up: January 2005

Pöyry was involved in the PM 3 tissue project from the early feasibility phase and provided comprehensive project services for implementation , including project management, purchasing, basic and detailed engineering, erection supervision, check-out and commissioning, training and production optimization during the first year after start up.

This largest and most modern tissue paper mill in the region was started up on schedule in January 2005 and was a major step in growth of the tissue production for the Nuqul Group.

Located in 6th of October City, neighboring the Al Bardi paper Mill, the plant was designed with the highest technology and is in compliance with international environmental and health standards. The tissue mill produces jumbo reels and exports more than 80% of its output to Europe and the MENA region.

The machine's maximum operating speed is 2000 m/min, with an annual design capacity of 70.000 tons. The mill uses 100% high quality virgin pulp and employs 100 people.

Designed with focus on reducing water and energy and the mill includes a cogeneration plant for power production and heating of the Yankee hood with exhaust gases from the gas turbine.

The cogeneration plant provides all electricity needed in the mill, reducing the production stops for shortage of external power and thereby increasing the availability and profitability of the mill.

Nuqul Group is a leading tissue producer in the MENA region with tissue production facilities in Jordan and Egypt and converting plants also in several other countries. Pöyry has been working with Nuqul Group in engineering as well as management consulting projects for more than 20 years and made the complete engineering project already for their first tissue production unit Al Bardi, Egypt that started the production in 1991.