France's PPC to convert chlor-alkali plant to membrane process

26 April 2013 17:16  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Potasse et Produits Chimiques (PPC) plans to convert its mercury-based chlor-alkali electrolysis plant at Thann, near Strasbourg in eastern France, to membrane process technology, a chemical engineering firm said on Friday.

Germany-based Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz (CAC), which won the contract for the work, said that the converted plant is expected to be commissioned in 2015.

As part of the conversion, France-headquartered PPC’s bromine recovery capacities would be “increased significantly,” CAC added.

CAC said that the contract is worth about €30m ($39m).

PPC is part of International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG).

($1 = €0.77)

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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