29 August 2008 12:26 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Westlake Chemical is planning to build a new $250-300m chlor-alkali plant at its vinyls complex in Geismar, Louisiana, the company said on Friday.
The planned chlor-alkali unit aimed to produce 250,000 tonnes/year of electro chemical units (ECUs), bringing the company's total ECU capacity to 525,000 tonnes/year, it said.
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“This new construction, along with the previously announced expansions of our Calvert City, Kentucky, operations and the construction of a new PVC [polyvinyl chloride] pipe plant in
The project would be partially funded by the Gulf Opportunity Zone bonds issued in 2007, the company said, adding the plant was scheduled to start-up in the first half of 2011.
The new unit would be built adjacent to the existing vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) facilities at the Geismar complex, said
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