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Pörner Group hands over formalin plant to Lanxess  

By Gerald Ondrey |

The Pörner Group’s (Vienna, Austria; www.poerner.at) facility in Grimma, Germany, handed over a turn-key formalin plant in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany to Lanxess Deutschland GmbH (Leverkusen, Germany; www.lanxess.com) after only 16 months of construction. The plant with a capacity of 150,000 metric tons per year of formalin with 32% concentration was ceremoniously inaugurated on April 24th, 2012 by Lanxess division manager Hubert Fink and the Lord Mayor of Krefeld. The total investment of Lanxess Deutschland GmbH amounted to more than €18 million.  The scope of services of Pörner Grimma covered the turn-key supply of the whole plant including authority engineering, basic and detail engineering, purchasing, logistics, construction, site management and supervision, commissioning and documentation. Apart from the processing plant, which included a downstream thermal exhaust-gas treatment and a heat recovery system, infrastructure-related  equipment, such as a methanol tank and a formalin double-walled tank, a formalin unloading facility and an extensive piping system to integrate the new complex in the existing infrastructure were supplied. Fink expressed his gratitude to all companies involved for having…
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