Chloralkali CAC Converts French Chloralkali Process Plant

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz (CAC) will work on the conversion of an existing chloralkali process plant in Thann, France: The company will convert the electrolysis plant and to update and expand the bromine recovery production facilities.

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CAC has been awarded a contract for conversion of an existing chlor alkali electrolysis at PPC in Thann, France
CAC has been awarded a contract for conversion of an existing chlor alkali electrolysis at PPC in Thann, France
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Thann/France – The mercury-based electrolysis plant of French Potasse et Produits Chimiques (PPC), a company of WeylChem Group, shale be transformed to a modern, energy saving membrane process, enhancing environmental sustainability and increasing competitiveness. Additionally the current bromine recovery capabilities will be increased significantly, company speakers explained. “This comprehensive project will be a strong signal to secure the long term future of PPC in Thann and we are more than happy that the required bank finance has been secured from Commerzbank” says Philippe Robin, President of PPC.

Longtime Partners Team up Again

The contract with CAC, worth approximately Euro 30 million, covers engineering, procurement and construction based on an Extended Basic Engineering Package previously performed by CAC. The modernised plant is scheduled for commission in the firth quarter of 2015.

“We are proud to be selected for PPC’ strategic project, because it’s a further contract re-lated to a series successfully performed plants in the chloralkali industry” said Joerg Engelmann, Chief Executive Officer of CAC.

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