ENGINEERINGNET.EU -- AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals has commissioned ThyssenKrupp Uhde to supply energy-saving membrane cell technology for the conversion of its mercury based electrolysis plant near Frankfurt in Germany.
The extensive project involves replacing the existing amalgam cells with single-element membrane electrolysers. The introduction of this technology will increase annual production capacity in Frankfurt by around 50%.
“And the electricity consumption per ton of product will be improved by nearly 30%”, said Martin Riswick, General Manager of AkzoNobel’s Chlor-Alkali business.
ThyssenKrupp Uhde's scope of services will include the basic and detail engineering of the lectrolysers, as well as their supply and supervision of the commissioning activities.
"We are proud that our electrolysis technology is to be used at this site, where the first our membrane cell was once developed," said Dr. Sami Pelkonen, Head of ThyssenKrupp Uhde's Electrolysis division.
Commissioning is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2013.