Norway: VCM Production Inovyn Announces Major Expansion at Rafnes Site
Inovyn has announced a major expansion project at Rafnes Site, Norway, which will increase VCM capacity at the Site by around 70 ktes a year. The VCM produced at the site will be used in the production of vinyls at its Porsgrunn, Stenungsund and Newton Aycliffe sites.
Brussels/Belgium — The expansion project will also include the investment in an additional 35 ktes a year of membrane ECU capacity to supply caustic soda customers in Scandinavia.
The company has appointed Wood as the principal Engineering, Procurement & Construction Management (EPCM) Contractor for the VCM investment, which includes installation of a new High Temperature Direct Chlorination process area, a new oxychlorination reactor and various debottlenecking activities. The additional VCM capacity is expected to be on line during Q3 2019. The EPCM contractor for the ECU investment has yet to be decided. It is expected that the additional ECU volumes will be available from Q1 2020.