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BMH Technology to supply processing system to SAICA Paper France

BMH Technology to supply processing system to SAICA Paper France
An artist's rendering of the BMH biomass- and waste processing system at the Nogent-sur-Seine site of SAICA Paper France (image courtesy SAICA Group).

Finland-headed material handling and size reduction specialist BMH Technology Oy has announced that it has signed a contract with SAICA Paper France for the delivery and installation of a combined biomass fuel and paper rejects handling plant in Nogent-sur-Seine, France.

The combined biomass fuel and paper rejects system will process waste wood collected from the surrounding 150 kilometers as well as use the pulper and fibrous rejects from the paper mill process for use as fuel by the mill.

The main driver for the project is to reduce the consumption of natural gas, which is a major source of emissions and represents a significant portion of production costs.

The expected reduction in natural gas consumption is almost 89 percent, which equals nearly 50,000 tonnes and a 79 percent reduction in fossil CO2 emissions every year.  In addition, the landfilling of 50,000 tons of process by-products per year will be avoided.

SAICA Nogent-sur-Seine is the third project for natural gas substitution for SAICA in France and we have selected BMH as a reliable supplier for both waste wood and paper reject handling, said Jose Manuel Fernandez, Energy Projects Manager at SAICA Group.

The delivery by BMH includes the design, manufacture, erection, and commissioning of a complete fuel handling system. It consists of a receiving station, a fuel quality control system, an intermediate 3,700 m3 waste wood storage silo, and a centralized dust removal system.

SAICA and BMH have a long history of cooperation and this contract strengthens the relationship towards future projects.

It’s good to be back in France with SAICA and we thank them for trusting us with this project, said Marcos Arizti, Sales Manager, South Europe at BMH Technology.

The system, the value of which has not been disclosed, will be delivered and installed in 2024 and the facility will be taken over in 2025.

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