thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (TKIS) implements caustic soda project for Tata Chemicals in India
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions is implementing a membrane cell caustic soda upgradation project for Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) at the company's chemical facilities in Mithapur, Gujarat. The upgraded section of the plant will have a capacity of 60 tons per day, with the plant's overall capacity being 100 tons per day of caustic soda (100 wt%). thyssenkrupp will provide basic and detail engineering services including project management and technical procurement assistance for upgrading the plant.

The plant will deploy thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineer's leading single element BM electrolyser technology which is at work across a majority of Indian caustic soda installations. At the heart of the plant will be the group's latest, energy and emissionfriendly membrane cell elements. The project envisages upgrading the membrane cell plant by deployment of the latest Uhde BM 'zero-gap' bipolar electrolyser generation. It will be completed within 14 months.

P. D. Samudra, CEO & Managing Director at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India): "This contract vindicates the trust the industry places in our capabilities in the electrolysis field. Over 75% percent of the installed caustic soda-chlorine membrane cell capacities in the country are based on our proprietary bipolar design membrane cells. Our plants continue setting standards in energy savings and sustainability. We are proud to have been awarded this contract by Tata Chemicals." Tata Chemicals is amongst the oldest companies in India for soda ash and caustic soda production, with a top three spot for the production of soda.