Inovyn plans new world-scale membrane cellroom in Germany

Inovyn plans new world-scale membrane cellroom in Germany

11:17 AM, 7th November 2017
Inovyn plans new world-scale membrane cellroom in Germany
The chlorine produced in the new cellroom will mainly be supplied to Ineos Oxide to support its strategy to increase propylene oxide production at its Cologne site.

LONDON, UK: Inovyn said that it plans to undertake a major investment in a new state-of-the-art membrane cellroom for the production of chlorine and caustic soda at Cologne, Germany.

Initial design and feasibility studies are underway, with project completion expected in 2021.  

The chlorine produced in the new cellroom will mainly be supplied to Ineos Oxide to support its strategy to increase propylene oxide production at its Cologne site, while the caustic soda will be sold in the European market, underpinning security of supply to Inovyn’s customers

This project forms part of Inovyn’s substantial chlor-alkali investment programme, which has so far included a well-advanced membrane cellroom conversion at Stenungsund (Sweden), as well as the recently completed expansion of its membrane chlorine cellroom at Antwerp/Lillo (Belgium) and a major investment in a large-scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) production facility at the same site. 

These projects complement Inovyn’s existing high-quality membrane based production portfolio across Europe, with assets in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Norway and UK.

“Our planned project at Cologne is another major investment by Inovyn that will underpin the sustainability and competitiveness of our business in the long term. Specifically, this investment is a clear sign of Inovyn’s ongoing commitment to its European caustic soda customers,” said Chris Tane, CEO for Inovyn.

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