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Westlake Boosts Planned Capacity at New Chlor-Alkali Plant

8:40 AM MST | December 21, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Westlake Chemical says it will increase capacity of its previously announced chlor-alkali plant at the company’s Geismar, LA vinyls complex. The chlor-alkali unit was originally slated to produce 250,000 electrochemical units (ECU), a combination of chlorine and caustic soda units, but will now be designed for a capacity of up to 350,000 ECU/year. When the plant is complete, total ECU capacity at the site will be about 625,000 ECUs/year.   Construction costs are estimated to range between $370 million to $420 million, Westlake says.  Site...

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