Belgium: Potassium Hydroxide Production Inovyn on Track for Operation Schedule at New KOH Facility

Editor: Alexander Stark

Inovyn announce that it has entered into the final phases of its project to deliver a new large scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) production facility at its Antwerp/Lillo site in Belgium.

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Inovyn is a joint venture between Ineso and Solvay
Inovyn is a joint venture between Ineso and Solvay
(Source: Solvay)

Antwerp/Belgium — Folowing the completion of civil and engineering works by KH Engineering, final construction measures are currently under way, the company said. At the moment, a new loading facility is being built, which would allow 24/7 transfer of products onto road tankers and barges.

Overall construction of the project is due for completion by the end of July, with final testing of main plant equipment to take place during summer. The first production of membrane quality KOH for supply to customers is expected by the end of September.

Filipe Constant, Business Director of Inovyn said: “We continue to make excellent progress on our project, which when complete will deliver a major investment that will not only underpin Inovyn’s leading position in KOH, but will provide long-term continuity of supply to our customers.”

The manufacturer’s new KOH plant has capacities of 155 kT of KOH and 100 kT of chlorine respectively.

By selecting Antwerp/Lillo site, the company intends to serve customers in Europe and beyond, with the nearby Port of Antwerp to facilitate KOH shipment. Additionally, major customers for chlorine, are connected to the site by pipeline. The location is also strategically positioned for imports of potassium chloride, a key raw material in KOH production, the company said.