International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order – in cooperation with Dieffenbacher – to supply a complete medium-density fibreboard (MDF) plant, including a chip washing and pressurised refining system, to Nile Wood S.A.E, a subsidiary of Egypt Kuwait Holding (EKH), for their greenfield site in Sadat City, Egypt.
Start-up of the new equipment is scheduled before the end of 2021.
The centerpiece of the MDF production line will be the chip washing and pressurised refining system, including a proven 54-1CP refiner with a capacity of up to 20 tons per hour. The new equipment will process fast-growing trees with low moisture content as raw material. The tailor-made technological solution for this particular type of plant proposed was the main reason for awarding the contract to ANDRITZ.
Egypt Kuwait Holding was established in 1997 by a consortium of Kuwaiti and Egyptian businessmen and is one of the fastest growing companies in Africa and the Middle East, with investments in 19 companies. Nile Wood is EKH’s first venture into the wood-based panels industry.