EKH was established in 1997 by a consortium of Kuwaiti and Egyptian business people and has since become one of the fastest growing companies in the Middle East and Africa with investments in 19 companies. Nile Wood is EKH’s first venture into the wood-based panels industry.
“We first contacted Dieffenbacher at Ligna 2017 in Hannover and started serious project discussions a few months later,” comments Nile Wood CEO Walid El Hennawy. “We chose Dieffenbacher because we believed their experience and dedication could help us successfully enter the wood-based panels market. We’re relying on Dieffenbacher to provide us with a high-end MDF line that will set the standard for wood-based panel production in Africa.”
Nile Wood will use Sesbania wood from its own plantations as the raw material. 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 the 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. The line will reach an annual production capacity of 200,000 m³.
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