INOVYN appoints KH Engineering as EPCM contractor for large scale KOH production facility in Belgium
INOVYN has this week appointed the key Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Management (EPCM) contractor for its ongoing investment in a large scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) production facility at its Antwerp/Lillo Site (Belgium).
Following a competitive tender process, the EPCM contract has been awarded to KH Engineering.
Comments Jean-Michel Mesland, Operations Director for INOVYN: “The appointment of KH Engineering is a further step forward to deliver our project and we remain well on track to start KOH production at Antwerp/Lillo in late 2017.”
Comments Frans Jansen, CEO of KH Engineering: “We are extremely pleased to be awarded this contract by world class player INOVYN, which shows their confidence in our combined Antwerp-Schiedam task force. This strategic project will sustain the further development of our Antwerp business.”
INOVYN’s new KOH plant (155kT of KOH with 100kT of chlorine) will use the latest membrane technology and forms a key part of INOVYN’s Chlorine Strategy. Antwerp/Lillo Site was selected for the investment as it is well situated to serve customers in Europe and beyond, with the nearby Port of Antwerp facilitating KOH movements by ship. The Site is a highly competitive location given it has major customers for the co-produced chlorine, which are linked directly to the Site by pipeline. It is also strategically positioned for imports of potassium chloride, a key raw material in KOH production.
Through this investment INOVYN is leading the way in providing continuity of supply to customers and it demonstrates the Company’s long term commitment to the KOH market.