International technology Group Andritz received an order from Middle East Paper Co. (Mepco), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to upgrade three paper machines. Mepco is one of the leading packaging grades producers in the Middle East and North Africa and targets to increase production and improve paper quality with this order. The start-ups are scheduled for 2014 (PM1 and PM3) and 2015 (PM2).
Andritz will also install TwinFlo refiners in the OCC lines in order to improve the fiber properties. The OCC pulping plant will be upgraded by installing a modified FibreFlow drum pulper with a capacity of 1,400 tons per day in order to enhance the fiber quality and to reduce operating costs.