Brückner Textile Technologies has been awarded the contract for the supply, installation and commissioning of machines for dry finishing at a new mill in Algeria. An article in Knitting Industry says the joint venture between state-owned Algerian companies Groupe C&H, TEXALG, and SNTA and the Turkish Tay Group will result in one of the biggest textile mills in the world.
The Tay Group’s website says that the project will create the largest textile production facility in Europe and the eastern Mediterranean basin. The organized textile industrial zone will be established on 2.5 million square meters in the Sidi Khettab industrial district in Algeria’s Relizane Province. The first phase is expected to be complete by the end of 2018 and create jobs for 10,000 people. Tay Group predicts that within 10 years the project will employ 25,000 people.
The first step of the project has been divided into denim, non-denim and knits sections. The necessary machinery is in place for fully integrated production lines for 12 million pairs of trousers, six million shirts and 12 million T-shirts per year. Preparations for the production of home textiles are already underway. The scope of machines includes stenters, sanforising ranges, thermosol dyeing and flexible denim finishing lines. All machines are custom-made.
Over the next few years, and with a U.S. investment of $800 million, several textile plants and a training center are scheduled to be built on the site.