CAC wins order for turnkey plant in Spain

Note for press: The theme-related image shows as a motive: CAC builds a turnkey chlor-alkali electrolysis plant in Spain. (3D Animation: CAC)


Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH builds a turnkey chlor-alkali electrolysis plant in Torrelavega in the North of Spain for the Portuguese company CUF-Químicos Industriais S.A.

The new plant is based on the modern, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly membrane electrolysis process of Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation in Japan. In about two years, after its completion, the plant will replace the mercury-electrolysis plant, which was shut down in 2017.

With an expected production capacity of 68,000 tons a year of chlorine, CUF, Portugal's largest chemical company, intends to strengthen its leading position in the Iberian market for chlorine and chlorinated derivatives.

"We are very proud that CUF has given us main responsibility for all stages of the order fulfilment," said Mike Niederstadt, CEO of CAC. "This order will strengthen our many years of experience as an EPC company in the international competition for major strategic projects."

In addition to the membrane electrolysers based on technology from Asahi Kasai, the scope of services and supplies includes brine preparation (filtration, softening, iodine removal, ammonia removal), caustic evaporation as well as a sodium hypochlorite unit.

CAC is responsible for basic and detailed engineering, procurement of all equipment and bulk materials, construction and installation services, construction and installation supervision as well as advisory services during commissioning.
The family-owned company CUF-Químicos Industriais S.A. is the largest Portuguese producer in the chemical industry. At the end of 2017, the company acquired parts of the chlorine factory in Torrelavega from the international chemical group Solvay and is investing 55 million Euros in these production facilities as well as in the construction of the modern chlor-alkali electrolysis plant.

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