Tenova was awarded a contract by Sinova Global to supply the basic engineering of a new silicon metal plant in Tiptonville, Lake County, Tennessee.
Tenova is a leading developer and provider of sustainable solutions for the green transition of the metals industry. Sinova Global is a North American silicon metal production company with operations in Canada and the United States.
The plant will include two submerged arc furnaces, together with auxiliary systems including gas cleaning equipment, water cooling, electrical, automation and control, final product tapping, refining and casting equipment.
Sinova Global held a ground-breaking ceremony in October to announce the beginning of construction of the plant and celebrate the award of all necessary permits for construction and a multiyear agreement with federally owned electric utility corporation The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to provide responsibly sourced power. The plant will create 140 new jobs and provide refined material serving the rapidly developing renewable energy, energy storage, and automotive industries in the area.
“Tenova is particularly proud to be the process technology partner of Sinova,” said Francesco Memoli, president and CEO of Tenova Inc. “Together we are building the most modern and efficient silicon metal plant in North America, contributing to the reshoring of an essential part of the supply chain for the semiconductor and solar industries to secure clean energy leadership in these challenging times for the planet.”
“Tenova Pyromet welcomes the opportunity to combine our technology and experience in designing and commissioning silicon metal furnaces with the Sinova teams’ extensive silicon metal operating experience and implementation of similar projects,” said Chris Oertel, managing director of Tenova Pyromet. “This co-operative approach with our clients is a key reason for the successful implementation of Pyromet projects.”
“It is clear that a real momentum is building to deliver on the promise of a sustainable energy future,” said Jayson Tymko, Sinova Global chief executive officer. For Sinova, that means shared benefit, in all that we do, with a global community and our special, local community who are central to our mission. We are pleased to have received all the permits required to commence construction of the plant.”