07 July 1999 11:34 [Source: ICIS news]
PERTH, Australia (CNI)--Australian titanium dioxide (TiO2) producer Tiwest has inaugurated its joint venture power co-generation plant in Kiwinana, providing some 37 MW/year of electricity and 175 000 tonne/year of steam to its chemical facilities there, CNI was informed Wednesday.
Tiwest's A$23.0m ($15.0m/Euro14.3m) power plant was developed with Western Power.
Tiwest, a 50:50 joint venture between Kerr McGee and Ticor, has proposed doubling the capacity of its 80 000 tonne/year TiO2 facility in the near future.
Western Australia's Minister for Energy, Colin Barnett, who inaugurated the power plant Wednesday, said the unit would support Tiwest's proposed expansion.
"The expansion could raise Western Australia's exports of TiO2 by some A$200.0m/year in the future," he added.
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