Thyssen wins work for AkzoNobel German chlor-alkali plant upgrade

02 May 2012 18:55  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--ThyssenKrupp Uhde has won a contract for work to upgrade and expand AkzoNobel’s chlor-alkali plant in Frankfurt, Germany, the German engineering firm said on Wednesday.

ThyssenKrupp Uhde said it would design and supply energy-saving membrane cells for the plant.

AkzoNobel announced the €140m ($184m) investment to convert the amalgam electrolysis plant at Frankfurt to the membrane process last year.

The upgrade will raise AkzoNobel's capacities for chlorine and caustic soda in Frankfurt by about 50% to 250,000 tonnes/year and 275,000 tonnes/year, respectively, after commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2013, Thyssen said.

The plant’s energy consumption will be improved by almost 30% per tonne of output, Thyssen added.

($1 = €0.76)

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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