The Chinese company Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Group Co., Ltd has opted for Arkema's PVC production processes for a 230 kT PVC Suspension production plant, a 35 kT PVC Emulsion plant, and a 6 kT Chlorinated PVC plant. As part of the cooperation agreement reached in November 2008 with Arkema, Aker Solutions will prepare the basic engineering for two of the plants initially.
" The licensing agreement concluded for three licenses confirms the remarkable quality of Arkema's PVC production processes, which makes them one of the most efficient PVC technologies in the world. Our partnership with Aker Solutions, one of the world's leading engineering and construction groups, has undoubtedly been a key element in the choice made by Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Group Co., Ltd,", states Otto Takken, Executuve Vice President of Arkema's Vinyl Products business segment.
" The choice made by Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Group Co., Ltd for Arkema's technology in combination with Aker Solutions' solid expertise in designing and delivering projects in China, is a further illustration of the successful partnership between our companies," says Johan Cnossen, SVP - Europe, Middle East and Africa for Aker Solutions' Process and Construction business.
The licensing agreement covers the operation of the Arkema technologies, basic engineering, and technical support for the plants' startup.