Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

PS100m AkzoNobel Build Officially Handed Over

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

PS100m AkzoNobel Build Officially Handed Over

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A MAJOR milestone has been reached in the creation of AkznoNobel's PS100m manufacturing facility in Ashington, Northumberland.

Sir Robert McAlpine, which undertook the civil construction requirements for the site, has now officially completed its role as principal contractor.

The company has handed over the remainder of the build to an AkzoNobel plant commissioning team and ABB Ltd, who will supervise the installation of all processes and equipment.

When complete, the plant will be one of the most sustainable manufacturing facilities in the world and home to some of the company's internationally famous brands, including Dulux, Cuprinol, Hammerite and Polycell.

Jeff Hope, site manager at AkzoNobel, Ashington, said: "We are now moving to a new stage in the development of the plant.

"The team at Sir Robert McAlpine brought an exceptional level of expertise to the project that we knew they possessed. There have been challenges along the way, but that is understandable given that we are building a truly magnificent, fully sustainable facility, that will be a global showcase for our decorative paints division. …

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