Jordan Bromine Company builds new membrane chlorine plant
The Jordan Bromine Company (JBC) has awarded the key contracts to design and construct a new 25,000 metric ton-per-year membrane chlorine production facility at its Safi plant on the Dead Sea in Jordan. The chlorine from this facility will be used to support the growing demand on the bromine facilities started up in October 2002.
This new production unit is expected to be complete and operational in January 2005. Annual capacity is just less than 40,000 metric tons of potassium hydroxide (KOH), including a 15,000 metric-ton flake production facility. All products from the new facility will be marketed worldwide, though primarily to Europe and the Asia Pacific region, by Albemarle Marketing Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Albemarle Corporation.
"This potassium production in Jordan will be an important addition to our existing production of KOH and carbonate products in Thann, France," said Global Business Director for potassium and chlorine products, Alex Smit. "With two plants in different geographical areas and a complete product line, Albemarle will reinforce its global market position and will be better able to serve customers in Europe and other world markets."
JBC is a joint venture between Arab Potash Company and Albemarle Holdings Company, also a wholly owned subsidiary of Albemarle Corporation. — (menareport.com)
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