Kemira completes first stage for massive expansion in UK water treatment chemicals production
5 Jan 2021
Global chemicals company Kemira has announced the first part of a two-stage capacity expansion in its UK water treatment chemicals production in the UK, with an immediate increase in output capability of its aluminum-based product line in Ellesmere Port by more than 30.000 tons annually.
Vice president of the industry & water segment EMEA, Lluis Sabate, announced the move commenting:
“Kemira’s expansion plan in the UK progresses well. The production increase in Ellesmere Port is just the first step to significantly expand our supply capabilities to the UK water industry.”
He added that, with the second investment measure in Goole underway, annual production of ferric based water treatment chemicals would be raised by 100.000 tons bBy September 2021.
Kemira produces in excess of 350,000 tons of water treatment chemicals annually in its four manufacturing sites in the United Kingdom: Ellesmere Port, Goole, Bradford and Teesport.
Products are used at water treatment facilities to produce drinking water from natural surface waters, removing particles, color, algae and harmful bacteria from the raw water in order to safely prepare it for the final disinfection. In sewage treatment plants, water chemicals enable the elimination of excess nutrients in order to protect the natural water resources from overfertilisation.