Anhui Hwasu Co, Ltd, a subsidiary of the Chinese group Huaibei Mining, has opted for Arkema's production process for its new 1,000,000 ton PVC production plant in Luquiao, Anhui Province. The licensing agreement covers the operation of the Arkema technology, basic engineering, and technical assistance for the plant's startup. The PVC plant is part of a global project which includes upstream chlorine soda electrolysis, a vinyl chloride monomer production plant as well as a power plant. The first phase of the two phase project will be launched in 2011. As part of the cooperation agreement with Arkema, Aker Solutions will prepare the basic engineering for the plant which is the world's largest PVC production plant.