China’s Anhui Hwasu to start up chlor-alkali facility in August

10 May 2012 09:23  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Anhui Hwasu plans to start up its 300,000 dry metric tonne (dmt)/year chlor-alkali plant at Dingyuan county in Anhui province’s Chuzhou city in August, a company source said on Thursday, without giving a date.

When the company brings the chlor-alkali plant on-stream, it will become the largest chlor-alkali producer in the province, an industry source said.

There are currently only two chlor-alkali manufacturers in Anhui province, Wuhu Ronghui Chemical and China National Salt Group Hong Sifang, according to industry sources.

The chlor-alkali plant is the first phase of Anhui Hwasu’s chlor-alkali project at the site, according to the source.

The first phase also includes a 460,000 tonne/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant and a 700,000 tonne/year calcium carbide plant at the same site, both of which are scheduled to be brought on-stream in August, added the source who did not provide the exact start-up dates.

According to the source, the producer plans to build capacities of 1m tonne/year of PVC, 1.4m tonne/year of calcium carbide, 760,000 dmt/year of chlor-alkali and 2.5m tonne/year of carbide slag-based cement under its chlor-alkali project.

The source did not provide further details of the project.

By: Sikee Shi

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