Ercros completes Vila-seca I plant expansion
According to its previously-announced plan, Ercros has completed the third expansion of capacity of the chlorine and caustic soda production plant at the Vila-seca I factory with the start up of a new electrolyser that expands the capacity of the plant by another 26,000 tonnes/year.
After this expansion, Ercros' total chlorine production capacity is 217,000 t/year (172,000 t/year at the Vila-seca I factory and 45,000 t/year at the Sabiñánigo factory), which consolidates the company as the first Spanish and ninth European manufacturer of chlorine and caustic soda.
With the three extensions carried out between 2017 and 2019, Ercros’ real chlorine and caustic soda production has recovered the level it had before the cessation of mercury technology, following the European ban on using mercury in chlor-alkali plants. Currently, Ercros manufactures all the chlorine and caustic soda using membrane technology, which is considered the best available technology (BAT).