SPOLCHEMIE announces the conversion to a membrane electrolysis
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
SPOLCHEMIE - Spolek pro chemickou a hutní výrobu, a.s. announces the plan to launch the new membrane electrolysis in the 2nd half of 2016. The nominal annual capacity of the new plant will be 60.000dmt of KOH and 43.000dmt of NaOH.
The building began in 2014 in a site in Usti nad Labem, the Czech Republic and nowadays is near to completion of construction works. The new plant will substitute the current mercury electrolysis, which is to be phased out in line with the EU legislation.
By this step, SPOLCHEMIE will make an important contribution to the global phasing out of mercury in chlor-alkali industry and align with the EU regulation in this matter. Furthermore, the new plant will ensure the long-term sustainability of Spolchemie’s vertically integrated site.
CEO Mr. Daniel Tamchyna commented: "The SPOLCHEMIE membrane electrolysis project strengthens our strategic position as the leading producer of potassium hydroxide in Central Europe and as a significant player on the EU market".