Production begins in August and runs throughout the remainder of 2010 and much of 2011. ECC will complete its work on the project under a subcontract from its strategic partner in Canada, AC Plastiques.

ECC will produce 76 vertical, fibre wound tanks in diameters from 20 ft to 6 ft. All tanks will be produced in ECC’s 73 000 ft2 Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA, production centre. The tanks will then be taken to a shipping port on Lake Michigan and shipped by barge to the Newfoundland site.

The larger tanks will be produced with ECC’s new portable horizontal field winder, which enables ECC to wind very large diameter tanks up to 40 ft in length without body joints.

ECC uses Derakane® epoxy vinyl ester resins from Ashland Inc and boron-free Advantex ECR™ glass from Owens Corning.