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Graphite Production Contract Showa Denko Chooses Fluor to Expand Graphite Production at Ridgeville, South-Carolina

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

Showa Denko Carbon recently chose American engineering company Fluor for the expansion of a graphite products manufacturing facility in Ridgeville, South Carolina.

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Graphite electrodes are used for electric arc furnace steel production (picture) and automative suppliers. (Picture: Showa Denko)
Graphite electrodes are used for electric arc furnace steel production (picture) and automative suppliers. (Picture: Showa Denko)

Irving, Texas/USA – Showa Denko is going to produce graphite electrodes for electric arc furnace steel production and automotive suppliers in a new plant at Ridgeville, South-Carolina. Fluor was signed to operate under an EPC, executed by their local office at Greenville, South Carolina. The contract value remained undisclosed and was booked in the first quarter of 2011.

"Building on our significant engineering and construction expertise, the Showa Denko Carbon production facility is an excellent opportunity for Fluor to bring our many skillsets to bear on this plant expansion," said Dwayne Wilson, group president of Fluor's Industrial business line. "We look forward to leveraging our experience delivering quality services to other manufacturing and industrial firms and are pleased to continue our long legacy of executing successful, high profile projects in South Carolina."

The engineering and procurement scope of the project are already underway, and Fluor will self-perform significant portions of the project's construction work.

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