This location will house the company’s first industrial scale titanium dioxide (TiO2) production facility. The MOU and long term lease are conditional upon certain conditions being met or waived by Argex.
Located in the Perron Industrial and Harbour Front Park, the site can accommodate additional TiO2 production modules and offers significant expansion potential. This location will enable Argex to save time and avoid the large capital expenditures associated with greenfield plant construction and benefit from the existing industrial infrastructure already in place at the site.
Situated adjacent to Montreal (about 40 km southwest of the city) and close to major port and river infrastructures, the Valleyfield region is already favoured by the hydrometallurgical and chemical processing industry, as its location facilitates the shipping of merchandise via ground and maritime routes.
Argex will therefore benefit from a qualified and experienced workforce and access to the natural gas supplies it needs for its initial module and potential expansion. Additionally, the plant will benefit from its close proximity to Hydro Quebec’s Beauharnois generating station, one of the largest hydroelectric power plants in the world. The plant’s close proximity to Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport will also make it easy for customers and potential partners to visit the Argex facilities.
“This represents an important milestone for Argex at a time when the Company is accelerating its progress towards production, and it removes many of the risks associated with a lengthy construction project,” declared Roy Bonnell, President and CEO of Argex. “The location of our plant in Valleyfield will easily facilitate delivery of the raw materials and by-products from our supply partners and provide us with the option to expand the infrastructure already available.”
“We are pleased to be working in partnership with Argex on such a exciting project” commented Carmine Como, representative of Valleyfield Enterprises. “We see Argex’s decision to select this site for the longterm as significant contribution to the revitalization of the Perron Industrial Park” “Argex Titanium is the first TiO2 production company to come to Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.
The future of our great community involves innovative projects that combine sustainable development with economic development. It is clear that our city is becoming more and more a industrial hub for mineral processing plants thanks to our road, rail and port infrastructures” said Denis Lapointe, mayor.
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