Grimsby engineering firm, ENGIE Fabricom, has been named as the main contract for the delivery of a new wood chip acetylation plant at Saltend in Hull.
The firm was selected by Tricoya Ventures UK, a subsidiary of chemical technology group Accsys Technologies.
The project is the first of its kind in the world and will deliver a £58 million overall investment into the Hull and Humber region.
A project team based at ENGIE Fabricom’s Immingham facility have begun initial works with site establishment now complete and the site being de-watered and levelled.
A Front End Engineering and Design verification has already been completed with the detailed design and engineering stages currently underway.
The project team are now on site at Saltend, creating up to 130 local jobs throughout the construction of the plant.
ENGIE Fabricom will primarily self-perform the project, from engineering and design, procurement of the plant’s main equipment, through to the construction, testing and commissioning.
Scunthorpe construction company Clugston has been appointed by ENGIE Fabricom to provide collaborative support and undertake the civil engineering aspect of the project.
This project is due to be completed in spring 2019. Once operational, it will create approximately 30 full time jobs.
“The project will have a positive effect in regards to job creation throughout the build, and as such we have already strengthened our resource pool of highly respected and talented engineers,” said CEO Wichard Huigen.