Centrax Gas Turbines, who are to exhibit at POWER-GEN Europe 2012, is to supply the power package at the heart of a major new $39M electrical plant that will meet growing demand for tissue products throughout northern and central Africa.

The UK-based industrial power systems specialist is to provide its expertise at Zaghauan, 100km south of Tunis, in Tunisia.

Centrax equipment
The plant will house new papermaking machinery capable of producing 9000 tonnes of tissue and hygiene products each year to meet the significant demand growth being experienced across many parts of Africa.

The gas-fuelled indoor 501-KB5 package produces up to 3.9MW of power and its exhaust heat is recovered to benefit manufacturing processes at the plant.

The Centrax package provides enough power to enable AZUR to supply its large domestic market while also exporting 20 per cent of its products to Algeria and a further 10 per cent to Libya.

Visit Centrax exhibit at POWER-GEN Europe from the 12-14 June 2012 in Cologne.

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