Foundation stone laid for Kebony plant at Kallo
At Kallo en Lillo in the port district of Antwerp, Belgium, the foundation stone for the second European production facility of Kebony was officially laid on February 8. The plant is being built on a 2 ha plot located in the Scheldt Chemical and Industrial Park (ScCIP) next to the chemical company Lanxess. In its first configuration, which is to be completed in the first quarter of 2018, the plant will have a production capacity of 20.000 m3/year of modified pinus radiata. A neighbouring plot also measuring 2ha in size offers an opportunity to expand the plant and double production capacity to 40,000 m³.
Together with the 25,000 m³ capacity in Vold/Norway, Kebony would have a total production capacity of 65,000 m³/year. One of the reasons for choosing the site in Belgium was its proximity to Rudy de Keyser Wood Industry. Specialised in manufacturing of terrace floor boards, garden timber, and wooden flooring, the facility will process a significant proportion of the wood produced at Kallo en Lillo. According to Kebony, the cost of the new plant will amount to €20m.