PQ LLC has appointed HFT to design and build its new silicate production line in Augusta, Georgia, USA.

The line will be built on an existing site and will utilise the latest technology to reduce greenhouse gas intensity.

McMurray-Pennsylvania based HFT will serve as engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor on the project, and will begin with detailed engineering, early site work and long-lead equipment procurement in the first quarter 2024.

PQ and HFT expect the project to be completed for production to begin in 2025.

This project showcases HFT's ability to deliver a single-source fully integrated project solution.

HFT will bring the expertise to execute all elements of the project from site/civil through the process.

“HFT is excited to work with PQ as they enhance their production capabilities in a way that delivers on their core value of sustainability,” said HFT President and CEO Mark Piedmonte.

PQ is a global provider of silicates, silicas and derivative products.

PQ’s products are used in a variety of industrial processes and many customer products, from decorative paints to green cement, from clean drinking water to green tires, and from toothpaste to biofuels and beer.