The egyptian company Wood Technology Co. (WOTECH) and Siempelkamp signed a contract at the end 2019 for the supply of a new MDF production plant based on rice straw.
Processing rice straw into boards is especially appealing to countries with a small tree population and creates new opportunities for a resource that would otherwise be burned.
Within this contract Büttner received the order to supply an energy system and fiber dryer. The scope of supply consists of a dust/gas fired multi-fuel burner type BCB with a firing capacity of 39 MW, a thermal oil heater with 21 MW and a indirect steam generator for producing up to 18,6 t/h of saturated steam.
Furthermore Büttner will be delivering a fiber dryer with an overall throughput capacity of 27 t/h. This is second order for an MDF production plant based on rice straw to be built by the Siempelkamp group.