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MEL becomes an energy producer

MEL, the largest carton-board producer in the Balkans and one of the largest industrial units in Northern Greece, celebrates its 53rd birthday this year, entering a new era. A long-waited dream is coming true with MEL signing a contract with EDA-THES, according to which in 2021 the natural gas pipeline will reach the factory, with a construction cost that reaches 2 million Euros. MEL intends to build in the meantime an electricity generation unit for sale, using natural gas, an investment amounting to 5 million Euros and will be covered with the Company’s own funds, with the support of PAK Group, where it belongs, without bank loans or subsidies.

This new power plant with a capacity of 8.6MW per year, shall also allow MEL to use its released thermal loads in its production process. As a result, MEL shall make a minimum 2 million Euros per year profit. Thus, this investment shall strengthens MEL significantly and will also benefit the entire region and thousands of residents in the wider area, who shall also make use of the gas network that will be constructed.

Strategic cooperation with HERON

A new era in the supply of electricity begins for the MΕL following a new strategic cooperation with the company HERON.

MEL is aiming to get electricity for its facilities and production lines with more competitive price, thus achieving a significant reduction in its energy costs.  Moreover, MEL and HERON shall work together to try and find specific solutions that will lead to higher performance in energy efficiency.

Finally, MEL shall get a "Green Certificate", with which HERON will certify that part and / or all the electricity consumption of MEL was produced by Renewable Energy Sources.

For more information   https://energypress.gr/news/stratigiki-synergasia-tis-iron-me-ti-viomihania-mel-stin-promitheia-ilektrikis-energeias

 

New boiler unit in MEL

Our company proudly announces that we proceeded to an investment of 1.500.000 euros for the construction of a new boiler 22tn/h for the production of steam using pellet. The new boiler started its operation in August 2020. Thus, the entire steam production unit was completer, which consists of five boilers which produce all the steam needed for the production operation of MEL. The total investment for the construction and operation of the biomass boiler complex, exceeded the amount of 4.500.000 euros, it was subsidized by European funds and made it possible to MEL to stop using heavy oil after 52 years. We prove in practice that we are always environmentally proactive and we have as a primary concern the continues improvement of our environmental footprint, in order for MEL to become an even more “green” industry.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank the “EKTE” construction company that built the entire complex, “COSMOS Consulting” who undertook the task of submission of this investment project to the current subsidy laws and also “PIRAEUS Leasing” who financed the entire investment.

23-25 May 2019 - CEPI THESSALONIKI 2019

MEL S.S.A. has the honor to organize, welcome and host the annual conference of the European Association of Cartonboard Manufacturers (CEPI Cartonboard), the largest in the industry for 2019.

With over 490 European companies being represented, this conference is the ideal opportunity to exchange creative ideas and present new technological applications that meet the challenges of the future for the paper industry.

Stories from Cartonboard

As part of the Macedonian Paper Mills ‘MELima mas’ CSR programme, visual artist Manolis Charos held an exhibition titled ‘Stories from cartonboard - Aesop’s Fables’ at Casa Bianca - Thessaloniki Municipal Gallery, from 15 May to 15 July 2017, curated by art historians Giannis Bolis and Domna Gounari. Having researched and studied depictions of the fables in numerous illustrated manuscripts and publications, the artist presented two- and three-dimensional cartonboard compositions as part of a unified setting with animals as the main characters that acquire voices and human characteristics, thus charting a multi-dimensional inner world of emotions. More than 1,000 students took part in the educational activities staged around the exhibition, since the primary goal of the show was to inform the children and increase awareness of the importance of recycling, as well as to stimulate their imagination and creativity. In addition, the artist designed a large tracing on cartonboard especially for the presentation so that the young visitors could help complete the work and experience the joy of play and creative expression as they took part in an imaginative artistic ‘game’.As part of the Macedonian Paper Mills ‘MELima mas’ CSR programme, visual artist Manolis Charos held an exhibition titled ‘Stories from cartonboard - Aesop’s Fables’ at Casa Bianca - Thessaloniki Municipal Gallery, from 15 May to 15 July 2017, curated by art historians Giannis Bolis and Domna Gounari. Having researched and studied depictions of the fables in numerous illustrated manuscripts and publications, the artist presented two- and three-dimensional cartonboard compositions as part of a unified setting with animals as the main characters that acquire voices and human characteristics, thus charting a multi-dimensional inner world of emotions. More than 1,000 students took part in the educational activities staged around the exhibition, since the primary goal of the show was to inform the children and increase awareness of the importance of recycling, as well as to stimulate their imagination and creativity. In addition, the artist designed a large tracing on cartonboard especially for the presentation so that the young visitors could help complete the work and experience the joy of play and creative expression as they took part in an imaginative artistic ‘game’.

 

50th anniversary event held at TCH

Macedonian Paper Mills SSA (MEL) celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding with a special event held 6 November 2017 at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall.

Guests at this warm and emotion-filled evening had a chance to review some of the highlights of the 50-year history of the company, emphasising its creative present and dynamic future, while also enjoying a presentation of actions carried out under the Corporate Social Responsibility programme titled ‘MELima mas’ (‘our concern’).

The main speakers at the event included Deputy Minister for Environment and Energy Sokratis Famellos, the President of the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (SBBE), Athanasios Savvakis, and MEL’s CEO, Efthimios Nalmpanis. 

The event was attended by representatives of the government, professional organisations, public sector agencies, consulates, businesses and industries, employees and the media.

The presenter for the evening was renowned actor Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, under the direction of Christos Georgiou.

The event included a performance by jazz and swing singer Penny Baltatzi and her band. 

PAK GROUP celebrates 5-year presence

As the PAK Group's presence in Greece, through its 100% share interest in Macedonian Paper Mills (MEL), reaches its five-year milestone, it is seeing the only Greek cartonboard manufacturer complete the five-year, €20 million investment plan MEL management originally formulated and PAK approved.

The plan’s key targets initially were:
- To improve the company’s environmental footprint with the construction, installation and operation of a biological water treatment plant with a 17,000 m3 capacity, at a cost of about €2 million.

- To drastically reduce the cost of producing thermal energy by installing a steam generation facility using biomass, with a capacity of 20 MW and a budget of €2.5 million.

- To improve final-product packaging with the purchase of a state-of-the-art MSK packaging line budgeted at €1.2 million; and a number of other interventions over the period 2013-2016 totalling approximately €4 million.

The company’s progress during this period and the results of investments over the four years empowered MEL at a general meeting at the Group’s main offices in Istanbul in September 2016 to pursue and secure the shareholder’s consent for the prompt completion of the investment plan. This called for a disbursement of €11.6 million to be used to modernise the major portion of the cardboard production line aimed at improving quality and primarily at increasing the plant’s production capacity by 20%. The increase is expected to add €15 million to the company’s turnover with numerous beneficial implications for its cost structure.

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