Al Nakheel mill and the Valmet tissue machine start-up

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Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) ; one of Nuqul Group’s companies located in Abu Dhabi commenced operation on the Valmet Advantage DCT 200TS tissue production line in its Al Nakheel mill in Abu Dhabi after a few months delay.
The new line includes a complete delivery package from stock preparation equipment to rewinder and started-up at the end of September 2017.

The new tissue machine has a width of 5.6 meters and a design speed of 2,200 m/min.
The new line will add 60,000 tons of high quality tissue per year to the company’s current production of bath, facial, napkin and towel tissue for consumers in the Middle East.

Valmet’s scope of delivery comprised a complete tissue production line featuring stock preparation systems, an Advantage DCT 200TS tissue machine, and a Focus Rewinder line.

The tissue machine is also equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder. It features the well proven Advantage tissue technology including a ViscoNip press, and AirCap hood, and a SoftReel reel.
Services as installation advisory, training, start-up and commissioning were included in the delivery.

The long partnership between Fine Hygienic Holding and Valmet goes back to 1988, management declared. Three Valmet tissue machines have already been installed at the FHH mills - Al Bardi Paper Mill and Al Sindian Paper Mill in Egypt and Al Snobar Paper Mill in Jordan.
Hani Nuqul, the Chief Officer of Strategic Industries at FHH added : "We at Fine Hygienic Holding do not only look for technology when choosing our suppliers, but for forging strong long-term partnership that will enable us to grow together. Our long-term relationship with Valmet and their Advantage tissue technology convinced us that we will have the best conditions to meet the market’s challenging requirements for high quality facial tissue produced with lowest possible energy consumption."

On the other hand, Jan Erikson, VP Tissue Sales at Valmet said : "We are proud to work in partnership with FHH and fulfill their demand of a complete package of tissue making equipment from stock preparation to rewinder. We were excited to be part of their expansion plans and together we make a benchmark in the tissue market."

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