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Covestro builds first large plant based on oxygen-depolarized cathode technology inTarragona

Covestro builds first large plant based on oxygen-depolarized cathode technology. The company is currently investing around EUR 200 million at Tarragona to increase the site’s competitiveness. The new chlorine production plant is a key component of that.

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11 June 2018

Ercros will undertake a third expansion of the chlorine production plant in Vila-seca I

Ercros undertakes a new expansion of the capacity of the chlorine and caustic soda production plant in the Vila-seca I factory that will optimize the use of existing equipment and facilities associated with membrane technology.

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11 December 2017

Covestro continues production at Tarragona site

Investment of around EUR 200 million / Debottlenecking to increase MDI capacity to 220,000 metric tons / Own chlorine production to be established

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16 October 2017

AkzoNobel planning further expansion of chloromethanes capacity

AkzoNobel has entered the design phase of a capacity expansion in Germany for the production of chloromethanes. Production was recently expanded when the company converted its mercury-based chlor-alkali plant in Frankfurt to modern membrane technology, which increased the availability of chlorine raw material.

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17 May 2017

The Aragonese administration authorizes Ercros to expand its chlorine production in Sabiñánigo

Approval for a new Ercros factory in Sabiñánigo,as requested for the expansion of its chlorine production capacity with membrane technology from 15,000 t/year to 45,000 t/year. This will involve an investment of 12 million euros.

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10 May 2016

Ercros plans to invest EUR 54 million to solve the challenge of phasing out mercury technology

Ercros has unveiled its investment Plan to Phase Out Mercury Technology (Act Plan), which includes investments amounting to EUR 53.7 million, which aims to reshape the activity of the company dealing with the closure of mercury operated chlorine production plants and the announcement of its main chlorine customer to stop chlorine consumption starting on January 2018, in order to reach an estimated yearly ebitda of EUR 48 million.

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6 April 2016

INOVYN announced its intention to convert the chlorine production at Stenungsund (SE) to membrane technology.

INOVYN announced its intention to undertake a major investment to convert its mercury chlorine cellroom at Stenungsund (Sweden) to membrane technology.Initial design and feasibility studies for the conversion project are under way, with targeted completion of the project by the end of 2017.

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15 March 2016

Ercros plans to invest 28 million euros in the factory in Sabiñánigo

The main project that includes this plan is the construction of a plant to produce chlorine and caustic soda by membrane electrolysis technology that is considered BAT (best available technology).

30 October 2015

SPOLCHEMIE announced the conversion to a membrane electrolysis

SPOLCHEMIE announces the plan to launch the new membrane electrolysis in the 2nd half of 2016. The nominal annual capacity of the new plant will be 60.000dmt of KOH and 43.000dmt of NaOH.

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24 September 2015

KEM ONE: Begin of the Electrolysis conversion project in Lavéra

Project on the KEM ONE Lavéra site’s conversion of the chlor-alkali production has begun. A cornerstone of KEM ONE’s industrial project, the electrolysis conversion forms part of the company’s equipment modernisation plan. This major construction project, totalling around 150 million euros, will be completed by the end of 2016.

28 August 2015

VYNOVA announces KOH conversion at Tessenderlo site

VYNOVA Group announces the construction of a new membrane electrolysis facility with a capacity of up to 100.000 tonnes of Chlorine and 150.000 tonnes of Potassium Hydroxide solution.

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16 June 2015

AkzoNobel and Evonik announce production joint venture for chlorine/potassium hydroxide solution

AkzoNobel and Evonik Industries have joined forces to build and operate a new membrane electrolysis facility for potassium hydroxide solution and chlorine in Germany. Start-up is expected by the end of 2017.

10 April 2015

Tessenderlo Group invests € 50 million at its PC Loos site

The bulk of the investment will be spent on the construction of a new membrane technology based production plant, to replace the existing mercury electrolysis.

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23 September 2014

ENERGOCHEMICA SE group invest in membrane electrolysis facility in Strážske (Eastern Slovakia)

The ENERGOCHEMICA SE group has announced plans to invest tens of millions of euros in Eastern Slovakia. The group wants to construct a modern membrane electrolysis facility at the industrial site of the chemical factory in Strážske by 2017.

6 May 2014

AkzoNobel opens new highly energy efficient membrane electrolysis plant in the industrial heart of Germany

AkzoNobel inaugurated its new, highly efficient chlorine membrane electrolysis plant in Hoechst, Germany. The plant is the result of a major conversion and expansion project begun in 2011 and involving a €140 million investment by the company. Capacity has been increased by 50 percent whilst at the same time reducing the plant’s overall ecological footprint by some 20 percent.

13 November 2013

Prolonged permission for electrolysis plant in Spolana

Spolana has received approval for extended integrated permit to utilize electrolysis plant (IPPC) until 30 June 2017. At the same time the company is obliged to prepare technological amendments in production until 31 March 2017.

1 February 2011

AkzoNobel invests EUR 140 million to upgrade chlorine production at Industriepark Höchst

AkzoNobel plans to convert its chlorine production plant at Industriepark Höchst to cutting-edge, highly effi cient membrane electrolysis technology. The new facility, which will have 50 percent more capacity, will reinforce the company’s leading position in Europe’s caustic lye and chloromethane markets. Moreover, modernizing

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