Dutch chemical plant to be expanded

Teijin Twaron, Tebodin and Stork ICM have concluded an agreement on the expansion of Teijin Twaron’s production facilities in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The agreement specifies the responsibilities of the parties with respect to detailed engineering, purchasing, and construction work. In Delfzijl, Teijin Twaron produces monomer and para-aramid polymer, which are used to manufacture the superstrong Twaron® para-aramid fibre. On 14 June of this year Teijin Twaron already announced that it was to increase the total production of Twaron para-aramid from 7500 to 18,500 tons. The estimated date of commissioning the extra capacity will be April 2003. For the Delfzijl site, this means a growth to approximately 17,000 tons of polymer through addition of reactors and distillation columns. The aggregate invested sum for the expansion will be approximately EUR 200 million. Some 40% of this amount will be used for the benefit of the Delfzijl production site. Tebodin Consultants & Engineers will take care of all detailed engineering activities related to the expansion. The company will also manage the purchasing business in its field of expertise. Stork ICM BV will be responsible for all construction activities and associated purchasing matters. Akzo Nobel Engineering, who drafted the basic engineering package, will have a supportive role in the project as a whole.

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