AkzoNobel appoints Tebodin for Germany chlorine plant conversion

17 January 2012 11:38  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--AkzoNobel will use consulting and engineering firm Tebodin for the engineering, procurement and construction management work to upgrade its chlorine plant in Frankfurt, Germany, the Dutch paints and coatings company said on Tuesday.

AkzoNobel announced in June last year that it would invest €140m ($177m) in new membrane electrolysis technology to upgrade the 165,000 tonne/year plant.

“The new plant will increase current annual production in Frankfurt by approximately 50%, to 250,000 tonnes of chlorine and 275,000 tonnes of caustic lye. The energy consumption per tonne of product will be improved by nearly 30%,” the company said.

“Construction will start in August 2012. Expectations are that the new chlorine production facility in Frankfurt will come on stream in the fourth quarter of 2013,” it added.

Tebodin will carry out the work with a project team of around 70 staff from offices at Hengelo in the Netherlands and Gelsenkirchen, Germany, said AkzoNobel.

Tebodin is an independent, multidisciplinary consulting and engineering firm based in the Netherlands.

($1 = €0.79)   

By: Leigh Stringer
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