India’s Action Group plans to build chlor-alkali plant

17 July 2009 12:45  [Source: ICIS news]

NEW DELHI (ICIS news)--India’s Action Petrochem (Private) Ltd (APPL) is planning to build an Indian rupees (Rs) 9bn ($185m) chlor-alkali plant in Dahej, Gujarat State, a government official said on Friday.

The plant would have the capacity to produce 180,000 tonnes/year of caustic soda, 160,000 tonnes/year of chlorine, 154,000 cubic metres/day of hydrogen gas and 20,000 tonnes/year of hydrochloric acid, the official said. The plant would also have a 100MW captive powerplant.

APPL had filed an application for the government to grant environmental approval for the plant, an official from the company said.

APPL is a subsidiary of the Action Group, a major footwear manufacturer in India.

($1 = Rs48.64)

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