UK: Fluor wins chemical project

Fluor Corporation has been awarded a front-end engineering and design contract by INEOS Chlor for a new chlor-alkali plant to be built at the company’s manufacturing complex in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK. The plant will use INEOS Chlor’s chlor-alkali membrane technology, BiChlor. Fluor is also the overall project manager, working with a team of engineers from Uhde GmbH of Dortmund, Germany, and INEOS Chlor. Engineering is under way at Fluor’s office in Haarlem, the Netherlands. The plant will produce approximately 400,000 tons of chlorine annually. The new facility will include brine treatment, electrolyses, chlorine drying and liquefaction, hydrochloric acid and sodium hypochlorite syntheses, storage, loading and utilities.




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