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Chemical specialist Tessenderlo upgrades site in Northern France

12 May 2015 | Investment, Advanced Materials

Belgium’s Tessenderlo Group, owner of the PC Loos plant in Northern France, has just announced plans for a major investment at the site. The bulk of its €50 million outlay will finance a new chlorine production unit.

Tessenderlo to modernize PC Loos plant

Tessenderlo Group is one of Western Europe’s top producers of iron-based coagulants—used mainly to treat wastewater and purify drinking water—with plants in France and Belgium. Its PC Loos factory in Northern France is currently Europe’s largest manufacturing site for water treatment coagulants.

€50 million investment in new technology

Tessenderlo is investing €50 million at Loos to build a new production unit for chlorine, an essential coagulant component. In a radical shift, the new plant will use membrane electrolysis technology instead of the current mercury electrolysis process, which must be phased out by the end of 2017 under new regulations.

Future development of PC Loos site

The investment ensures that PC Loos’ current operations will continue and opens new opportunities for further development of the site.

 

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Contact David Decrock for more information on the chemicals sector in Northern France.

 

Source: Tessenderlo press release

 

 

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