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Olin Upgrades Technology, Boosts Capacity at LA Site

1:30 PM MDT | August 26, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Olin says it has completed its $170-million conversion and expansion project at its St. Gabriel, LA chlor-alkali facility. The project includes expanding chlor-alkali production at the site by 25%, to 246,000 electrochemical units/year, reducing its energy costs by 29%, and converting the plant’s mercury-cell technology to membrane-cell technology. The facility is expected to come onstream by the end of September, Olin says. “This modernized plant will allow us to be well-positioned to meet the needs of our industrial customers in this region,”...

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