Late 2017, Gea received an order by Ciech Soda Deutschland, for the development and design, delivery and installation of a plant for the production of sodium bicarbonate. Together with Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz, this project is currently in the implementation phase. Commissioning is planned for the first quarter of 2019.
Düsseldorf/Germany — The engineering company is responsible for process engineering, delivery and commissioning of the main equipment in this project. Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz will provide components, auxiliary units, measurement and control technology (MSR) as well as the construction services for the building including the plant.
The process was developed in test and laboratory phases in close cooperation with Ciech Soda Deutschland, the supplier announced. By separating several process steps and assigning them to different apparatuses, possibilities were created to control the process more efficiently and to influence the product properties in a targeted manner. The heat demand required for the new process is provided by exclusively using heat from the soda process. The resulting released cooling tower performance is a positive side effect.