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Westlake Plans Louisiana Chlor-Alkali Plant

10:52 AM MDT | September 8, 2008 | Rebecca Coons

Westlake says it will invest $250 million-$300 million to build a membrane-process, chlor-alkali plant at its Geismar, LA vinyls complex by the first half of 2011. The plant will have an annual capacity of 250,000 electrochemical units (ECU), a combination of chlorine and caustic soda units, and bring the site’s total chlor-alkali capacity to 525,000 ECU, the company says. The new facility “will further enhance the vertical integration of our vinyls segment and allow us to capture value throughout the entire vinyls chain,” says Albert Chao...

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