Formalin World-Scale Plant Pörner consigned a Turn-Key Formalin Plant to Lanxess

Editor: Wolfgang Ernhofer

The Pörner Group at its facility in Grimma, Germany, handed over a turnkey formalin plant in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany, to Lanxess after 16 months of construction.

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(Picture: Pörner)

Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany – The plant with a capacity of 150,000 mt/a of formalin with 32% concentration was ceremoniously inaugurated by Lanxess Division Manager Dr. Hubert Fink and the Lord Mayor of Krefeld Gregor Kathstede. The total investment of Lanxess amounted to more than 18 million Euros.

Turn-key supply

The scope of services of Pörner Grimma covered the turn-key supply of the whole plant including authority engineering, basic and detail engineering, purchasing, logistics, construction, site management and supervision, commissioning and documentation.

Apart from the processing plant, which included a downstream thermal exhaust gas treatment and a heat recovery system, infrastructure-related equipment such as a methanol tank and a formalin double-walled tank, a formalin unloading facility and an extensive piping system to integrate the new complex in the existing infrastructure were supplied.

Dr. Fink expressed his gratitude to all companies involved for having efficiently handled the project under the management of the Pörner Group and met the budget and deadlines. He also mentioned that products were put out according to specifications from the first start-up. The guaranteed parameters as well as expected values in terms of methanol and energy consumption came considerably below the expected ones the company said.

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