Arkema inaugurates electrolysis unit at Jarrie plant, France

Arkema inaugurates electrolysis unit at Jarrie plant, France

11:17 AM, 30th April 2014
Arkema inaugurates electrolysis unit at Jarrie plant, France

COLOMBES, FRANCE: Arkema inaugurated a new electrolysis unit at Jarrie plant near Grenoble, France. The new electrolysis unit marks a new milestone in the site’s modernisation. This €100 million investment has enabled the facility to adapt to the latest regulations on industrial risks (PPRT) and to convert its mercury electrolysis to the membrane technology, thereby pre-empting the mandatory deadline by several years.

With this investment Arkema complies with the latest safety and environment regulatory requirements. The new industrial organisation, implemented as part of the plant’s Technological Risks Prevention Plan (Plan de prevention des risques technologiques – PPRT], has indeed helped significantly reduce the risk exposure area for the local population.

The Jarrie facility, which operates in activities – hydrogen peroxide and chlorine – for which the cost structure is key, will continue to work on its competitiveness both at site level and in terms of external factors such as the cost of energy and access to salt, all of which are essential for the long-term future of the activities. With this investment, Arkema continues the major drive to upgrade its French facilities undertaken since the Group’s stock market listing in 2006, thereby confirming its firm roots in France.

 

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