May 2011

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: Europe

Uhde has begun construction of what is said to be its first-ever skid-mounted chlor-alkali electrolysis plant in Leuna, Germany. Leuna-Harze GmbH, one of Europe’s leading producers of epoxy resin..

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Uhde has begun construction of what is said to be its first-ever skid-mounted chlor-alkali electrolysis plant in Leuna, Germany. Leuna-Harze GmbH, one of Europe’s leading producers of epoxy resin, awarded Uhde the contract to build a turnkey membrane electrolysis plant with a production capacity of 15,000 tpy of chlorine. Commissioning is planned for mid-2012. Uhde’s scope of services includes the process licence, design and engineering, procurement, construction work and commissioning support. This, reportedly the world’s first skid-mounted chlor-alkali electrolysis plant, is to be successfully implemented for the first time in Germany. The concept was developed by AkzoNobe

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