Construction is officially underway in Prachinburi Province, Thailand, on the world’s largest lyocell production facility. Owned by Lenzing Group of Austria, the plant, located at an industrial park approximately 90 miles east of Bangkok, is designed to produce 110,000 tons per year of the wood-based specialty fiber, which is used for clothing and non-woven applications. Along with existing overall infrastructure and access to key Asian markets, the site offers a sustainable biogenic energy supply that will help Lenzing meet its ambitious CO2 targets. Wood PLC, Aberdeen, Scotland, is providing engineering, procurement and construction management services for Lenzing’s initial $440-million investment in the facility, which includes the first of four planned state-of-the-art production lines, site development and associated infrastructure. Wood is also responsible for project supervision, including safety, quality assurance and cost and progress control. Plans call for the plant to be complete in the third quarter of 2021, with lyocell production beginning soon afterward

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