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GAW to Modernize Paper Mill in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 26 May 2014 -- GAW technologies GmbH said that it has received an order from Middle East Paper Co. (MEPCO), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for a Working Station (Modernization of filtration to the SpeedSizer and for the Warmwater Supply for filter flushing) on paper machine 3 (PM3) at MEPCO's paper mill in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia.

According to GAW, the upgraded PM3 will produce Testliner/Fluting and will have a width of 5.200 mm and speed of 900 m/min.

GAW's scope of delivery, which is scheduled for autumn of this year, includes engineering, delivery of key parts as well as mechanical supervision and start-up & training.

Start-up of the modernized PM3 is expected at the end of this year.

MEPCO is the largest producer of paperboard in the Middle East and North Africa and is located in the Red Sea port city Jeddah, in the western province of Saudi Arabia.


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