MARIETTA, Ga. (Aug. 15) — Columbian Chemicals Co. plans to build a cogeneration facility in Italy and expand a plant in China to bolster both its megawatt power and existing capacity.
The company will construct a facility at its plant in San Martino di Trecate, Italy, that will generate up to 15 megawatts of power. Included in the project will be the installation of a boiler, turbine generator, cooling towers and transformers.
The company expects to complete the project in early 2009.
The expansion project at Columbian Chemicals´ Weifang plant in Weifang, Shangdong, China, will give the company an additional 70,000 metric tons of carbon black annually.
The increased production capacity will be accomplished with the addition of one carcass line and debottlenecking of an existing tread line, the firm said. The project is expected to be completed in August 2008.