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Olin and Mitsui start up electrochemical JV in Houston

| By Mary Bailey

Olin Corp. (Clayton, Mo.) and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Tokyo) announced that the Blue Water Alliance JV, LLP has received all necessary regulatory approvals and it is beginning operations.

Announced in March 2022, Blue Water Alliance (BWA) is a joint venture of Olin and Mitsui. BWA brings together Mitsui’s industry-leading global logistics, long-established supplier and customer relationships, and breadth of product portfolio with Olin’s scale, North American export capability, extensive global terminal network, and production flexibility across the electrochemical unit (ECU) portfolio.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, BWA is an independent global trader of ECU-based derivatives, initially focused on globally traded caustic soda and ethylene dichloride (EDC).

Luiz Pimentel, General Manager, Blue Water Alliance, commented “We’re excited to begin delivering strategic solutions through our integrated global supply, trading, marketing, and logistic capabilities. We aim to enable reliable caustic soda and EDC supply through an efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective approach while accelerating industrial decarbonization efforts.”