Engie Fabricom is the main engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project in Saltend.

It has already started initial works with site establishment now complete and the site being de-watered and levelled.

A Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) verification has already been completed with the detailed design and engineering stages currently underway.

Up to 130 local jobs will be created throughout the construction of the plant. Local construction company Clugston have been appointed by ENGIE Fabricom to provide collaborative support and undertake the civil engineering aspect of the project.

Completion is due in spring 2019 and once operational, the plant will create approximately 30 full time jobs.

The acetylated wood chips will be used in the production of modified wood panels, such as Medite’s Tricoya Extreme MDF, which due to its modification allows the product to be used in external applications.

Tricoya Ventures UK is a subsidiary of chemical technology group Accsys Technologies – the name also behind Accoya modified wood.