Sonae Arauco Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of the Portuguese-Chilean forest industry joint venture Sonae Arauco S.A. has awarded Germany-headed wood processing technology provider Dieffenbacher GmbH the contract to supply a state-of-the-art particleboard plant for its Beeskow site in Brandenburg, Germany.
Under the project name “Beeskow 50+” – the plus stands for the future of the site 100 km southeast of Berlin – the scope of delivery includes a 3-head forming station, the forming line and a 42 m long CPS+ continuous press with an emissions control system.
In addition, Dieffenbacher is supplying the raw board handling and storage systems, sanding line, strapping and extraction systems, and is responsible for the electrical control, transport and assembly supervision.
With the solutions from Dieffenbacher, especially in the area of the forming station and press, we will achieve excellent board properties and be able to offer our customers the highest-quality particleboard ‘Made in Germany’,” said Fernando Oliveira, Group Technology Director at Sonae Arauco, regarding the Beeskow 50+ project.
The new project continues a long relationship between the companies. Particleboard production started in Beeskow on June 9, 1966. At that time, the plant was a national enterprise of the GDR with a capacity of 30 000 m³ per annum.
Our 22-year-old MDF line with the Dieffenbacher CPS still produces reliably and with the best quality, so we look forward to the new project, Oliveira added.
Construction of the new plant which is designed to produce 600 000 m³ or more particleboard per year depending on the product portfolio, will begin in March 2019 with start-up in October 2019. The value of the order has not been disclosed.