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24Sep92 CANADA: FOSTER WHEELER WINS £83M CONTRACT FROM TIOXIDE GROUP.

Foster Wheeler has won the contract for the detailed engineering design and part procurement of a C$175 million (£83 million) grassroots chloride process titanium dioxide plant to be built in Canada.The award was made by the Tioxide Group, whose parent company is ICI, and the plant, on the St Lawrence river at Becancour, will have a 60,000 tonne per annum capacity and be in production by the end of 1994.Canadian firm SNC-Lavalin will carry out the construction management of the plant, which will supply intermediate product to the existing plant at Tracy.The latter will be converted to a finishing unit, eliminating waste acid discharge from that site.