05/06/2014

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Tebodin and Huntsman sign five-year partnership contracts

[image_0]One agreement covers all engineering projects for Huntsman Holland on an EPCm (Engineering, Procurement, Construction management) basis and the other concerns Consultancy services. The contracts were signed on 15 April 2014 and cover the cooperation of the companies for five years. Huntsman Holland is located in the Botlek area in the port of Rotterdam with a 85 hectare site on which it produces differentiated chemicals. Tebodin has supported Huntsman Holland with comprehensive EPCm services in the construction of a MDI splitter unit (Keystone project) in 2013. The unit is designed to handle globally sourced MDI precursor. "As Huntsman was still commissioning the new state-of-the-art MDI splitter, Tebodin had already started working on the next investment, a downstream flexpolyols manufacturing unit, which will enable Huntsman to serve customers with a full range of next-generation, differentiated polyurethane products for automotive, adhesives, coatings and other applications”, said Max van der Meer, Operations Director Europe. Project Capstone will be commissioned in the next months and provides a more efficient manufacturing expansion within the existing polyols facility. "This challenging project will be brought to a successful conclusion by an integrated project team”, said Björn Erkens, Director Tebodin Netherlands region West. "For the further development of the partnership we have executed teambuilding sessions, to develop an effective way of working together. The full integration of our teams will be continued and reinforced in the new partnership. When it comes to procurement for example, we will be working with Huntsman systems.” The partnership contract was signed for an initial period of five years, after which there may be annual prolongations. Tebodin will manage a portfolio of engineering and procurement projects, starting with the upgrading of a control room, equipment replacement, and compliance-driven activities.

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