CAC has been awarded a contract by Neolyse Ibbenbüren – a production joint venture of Evonik and Akzo Nobel – for the performance of EPCM services as general contractor for a new membrane electrolysis to be constructed at the Akzo Nobel site in Ibbenbüren, Germany.
Chemnitz/Germany – The membrane electrolysis in Ibbenbüren will have an annual production capacity of 130,000 tons of caustic potash and 82,000 tons of chlorine. After the start of production, which is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017, Akzo Nobel takes over the marketing of chlorine and hydrogen produced in the plant or will process those products directly at the Ibbenbüren site.
Evonik will take on the caustic potash for marketing and for further processing at the site Lülsdorf. In Lülsdorf, Evonik processes caustic potash, among other.
License by Asahi Kasei Chemicals
Licensor for the electrolysis technology will be Asahi Kasei Chemicals, Japan, which already was the technology partner of CAC for various projects, such as in Russia and Austria. Ashai Kasei Chemicals was also responsible for the provision of the membrane technology to the Akzo Nobel sites in Delfzijl and Rotterdam.
The conversion of the existing mercury-based plant to the energy-efficient membrane technology will increase the efficiency and environmental sustainability and ensure compliance with future legal requirements.
The contract includes Detail engineering, procurement services, site management and commissioning support up to the performance test run of the plant.