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%, which equals nearly 50.000 tons and 79% less 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”, says Jose Manuel Fernandez, Energy Projects Manager in SAICA Group.
The delivery by BMH includes design, manufacture, erection, and commissioning of a complete fuel handling system. It consists of a receiving station, a fuel quality control system, an intermediate 3.700m3 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”, indicates Marcos Arizti, Sales Manager, South Europe at BMH Technology. The system will be delivered and installed in 2024 and the facility will be taken over in 2025