HFT selected for PQ’s Augusta, Georgia expansion

HFT will deliver the global silicates producer’s new U.S. expansion project, targeting a production date of 2025.

PQ LLC has hired HFT to design and build its new silicate production line in Augusta, Georgia. The new line will be built on an existing site and will utilize 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,” says HFT President and CEO Mark Piedmonte.

PQ is a leading global provider of silicates, silicas and derivative products. PQ’s products are used in a wide 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.  Supported by 1,400 employees across 32 facilities in 13 countries, PQ serves more than 900 customers around the world.

About HFT

HFT is a world-leading, design-build EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) contractor focused on delivering reliable and transparent single-source project solutions from greenfield new-build facilities to operational support and maintenance. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA – and with regional offices in the UK, China, the Philippines, Singapore, and St. Croix – HFT employs engineering and construction professionals and craftsmen around the world. The company has design-built 300+ production lines throughout 47 countries. Additional details are available by visiting www.hft.com.