Evonik, Grupo Idesa build sodium cyanide plant in Mexico

Evonik, Grupo Idesa to build sodium cyanide plant in Mexico

7:48 AM, 22nd February 2013
Evonik, Grupo Idesa to build sodium cyanide plant in Mexico
Evonik headquarters in Germany.

ESSEN, GERMANY: Grupo Idesa SA de CV (Mexico) and CyPlus GmbH (Germany), a 100 per cent subsidiary of Evonik Industries AG are close to signing a joint venture agreement for the construction of a sodium cyanide plant in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Equipped with Evonik’s state-of-the-art technologies and with a production capacity for 40,000 metric tonne, the planned facility is expected to go on stream in the first quarter of 2015.

The Mexican plant will be certified according to the International Cyanide Management Code (ICMC). With this Code the gold mining industry, cyanide producers, and logistic companies around the world commit to high and uniform standards in safety and environmental protection regarding the use and handling of cyanides.

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