Germany: Production of Chlorine and Caustic Soda Inovyn Announces Major Investment in Membrane Cellroom in Cologne
Inovyn will undertake a major investment in a new membrane cellroom for the production of chlorine and caustic soda at Cologne (Germany). Initial design and feasibility studies are under way, with project completion expected in 2021.
Cologne/Germany — The chlorine produced in the new cellroom will mainly be supplied to Ineos Oxide to support its strategy to increase propylene oxide production at its Cologne Site, whilst the caustic soda will be sold in the European market.
This Project forms part of the company’s chlor-alkali investment programme, which has so far included a membrane cellroom conversion at Stenungsund (Sweden), as well as the recently completed expansion of its membrane chlorine cellroom at Antwerp/Lillo (Belgium) and a major investment in a large scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) production facility at the same site.
These projects complement the suppliers existing membrane based production portfolio across Europe, with assets in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Norway and the UK.