Egypt Kuwait Holding (EKH) subsidiary Nile Wood has ordered from Dieffenbacher a complete MDF plant with CPS+ continuous press for its greenfield site in Sadat City, Egypt. The order placed in September 2020 follows a development and engineering phase that began in late 2018.

EKH was established in 1997 by a consortium of Kuwaiti and Egyptian businesspeople and has investments in 19 companies. Nile Wood is EKH’s first venture into the wood-based panels industry.

Nile Wood will use Sesbania wood from its own plantations as the raw material for its MDF line. Sesbania is a fast-growing plant that matures for harvesting within two years and is environmentally friendly due to its ability to fix nitrogen. The water for the plantations is processed from urban waste water.

The complete MDF plant for Nile Wood includes a CPS+ continuous press, a chipping line, dryer, air grader and gluing system, forming station and forming line, raw board handling and storage, and a sanding and sawing line. MDF production is scheduled to start by the end of 2021. Operating under full load, the line will reach an annual production capacity of 600,000 square feet. See http://dieffenbacher.de

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