The contract was signed in April 2014 and the line is scheduled to start production within 20 months.

Plant capacity will be approximately 120,000m3/year, but all the major equipment has been sized to process over 180,000m3/year of board with thickness varying from two to 30mm.

The line will produce board widths varying from 9′-7′ at a maximum pressing speed of 1500 mm/sec. The continuous DynaSteamPress, fully designed and constructed by Imal in Italy, is said to be the only continuous press in the world to combine steam and thermal oil for board cure.

The Imal scope of supply, in addition to the DynaSteamPress, also includes the engineering of the entire factory and the HI jet Blow line resination system which can reduce resin consumption with respect to standard systems by over 20%.

Pal on the other hand, will supply a high performance rotary debarker to remove the bark from acacia logs, Dynascreen and the DCC for dry cleaning the chips, two vertical chip silos and the fibre former.

The whole log feeding line, chipping and waste bark refiner will be supplied by Globus, another member of the Imal-Pal Group.