Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Winning Work around the World

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Winning Work around the World

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It's been a busy 2006 for Tees Valley-based engineering company K Home International Limited and it's a pace that's set to continue into the year ahead. Dr Andrew Home, Chief Executive at K Home International, said: "We're busy working with clients in the North-East, but also in other areas of the UK as well as overseas."

With its head office in Thornaby, K Home International has been winning work in regional, national and international arenas. Its growing range of skills and services is helping it expand its workload ( both home and away.

K Home International is a multi-disciplined engineering, procurement and construction management contractor servicing many sectors ( including chemical, pharmaceutical, aluminium, oil and gas and commercial/infrastructure.

Its team ( which includes 250 staff ( is involved in projects ranging from conceptual design to plant construction, plus all the stages in between. This "concept to completion" philosophy, providing a "single point responsibility" service, is a significant factor in the increase in workload.

Some of the UK successes during 2006 include:

Asahi Glass Company

K Home International was awarded the Front End Engineering Study (FEED) by Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers for a new polymer plant to be built on the ex-ICI Hillhouse site at Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire.

Following the completion of the FEED and after a competitive tendering process, K Home International was awarded the detail design, procurement and construction management contract.

The plant will produce fluorinated resin ETFE and will start production in May 2007.

Royal Nedalco

K Home International has recently completed detailed design and construction management support for a new Ethyl Alcohol Plant in Manchester for the Dutch company Royal Nedalco.

The contract was initially awarded to a Dutch engineering contractor and was in the early design phase when it was decided to appoint K Home International to provide the detailed design and construction supervision. …

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