Westlake to construct chlor-alkali plant at vinyls manufacturing complex in Geismar

Westlake Chemical Corp is to commence construction of a new chlor-alkali plant at its vinyls manufacturing complex in Geismar, Louisiana, at an investment of US$250-300 mln. Capacity will include 250,000 electrochemical units (ECU's) annually, bringing the total estimated ECU capacity to 525,000 pa. This project, targeted for start-up in H2-2013, will utilise state of the art membrane technology and will be adjacent to the existing vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) facilities at the Geismar complex.
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