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December 9, 2013

Pörner awarded turnkey contract for wax plate plant in Egypt

Gerald Ondrey

S.C. Poerner Romania S.r.l. (Bucharest), the Romanian subsidiary of the Pòˆrner Group (Vienna, Austia; www.poerner.at), was awarded a contract by the Alexandria Mineral Oils Co. (AMOC) for the extension of the wax plate plant in Alexandria, Egypt. The scope of work comprises the planning and design of the turnkey plant extension as a whole, and includes the basic and detail engineering, procurement and supply of new plant sections, replacement of the entire control system (PLC) as well as construction supervision and commissioning.

Pörner will also supply the technology required, which is responsible for a major improvement of the production plant. The production plant (the core of plate production) was upgraded and the process of the entire wax-tempering system re-designed. The machinery was improved by Pòˆrner as part of an R&D project and is now manufactured based on the improved design.

At this plant, liquid wax is carried in molding presses where hot wax of over 90°C is solidified in a batch process.

The worldwide demand for wax plates has been on the rise. Therefore two more production lines are to be added to the plant. The capacity will thus grow by 30%. The investment volume will come up to several million euros. The project is to become operational in summer 2014.

 


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