Solvay to expand Rheinberg facility in Germany


Belgium-based Solvay is set to invest €6m to expand its sodium bicarbonate production capacity at its Rheinberg site in Germany. 

With the expansion is scheduled to begin by the end of this year, the company will be able to deliver its customers with SOLVAir SB 0/3, the ready-to-use solution for reducing pollutant atmospheric emissions in industries.

SOLVAir SB 0/3 is designed to help industries meet environmental regulations with reduced investment and operation costs. 

On the other hand, the chemical firm has developed SOLVAir Solution in order to improve the air quality by removing acid gases such as hydrochloric acid (HCl) and sulphur oxides (SOx) in a sustainable manner.

Solvay bicarbonate and derivatives business head Olivier Champault said: “The addition of capacity in Rheinberg complements the existing capacity in Torrelavega, Spain, and creates a new platform to further grow our business in flue gas treatment.

"Additional capacity creates a new platform to further grow our business in flue gas treatment."

“Our customers, such as waste-to-energy plants, power plants, industrial boilers, glass, cement, and steel industries, will benefit from another reliable and secure source of supply.”

The new project will be designed to consume less energy in order to support Solvay’s sustainable commitment to decrease its CO2 intensity.

Solvay’s expansion project will also be funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Headquartered in Brussels, Solvay has a workforce of 27,000 staff members employed in 58 countries.


Image: Solvay to expand sodium bicarbonate production capacity in Germany. Photo: courtesy of Solvay.