Wanhua-BorsodChem and Donau Chemie celebrate new water treatment plant in Kazincbarcika

After laying down the cornerstone a year ago, Donauchem Kft., the Hungarian subsidiary of the Austrian-owned Donau-Chemie AG inaugurated its new water treatment chemicals plant at the site of Wanhua-BorsodChem in Kazincbarcika on 3rd October 2013.

The ferric chloride and polyaluminium chloride units, which have an annual capacity of 75 000 and 30 000 tonnes respectively, will process and recycle surplus hydrogen chloride (HCl), a by-product of Isocyanate production at the Kazincbarcika site of Wanhua-BorsodChem. After initial production started in June, it may take about 3 years to reach full capacity.

The investment worth EUR 6.4 million received backing of HUF 1 billion from EU funds under the New Széchenyi Plan, and will employ 25 workers in the production and distribution of water treatment chemicals for cleaning drinking and waste water, public baths and swimming pools to neighbouring countries.  

The inauguration of the site is a milestone for Eastern Hungary as it is a significant achievement in regional employment and economic growth, and establishes a major source of water treatment chemicals. “We must appreciate enterprises that create new jobs in Hungary, especially when they invest in economically disadvantaged regions where employment is low,” said Zsuzsa Németh, Minister for National Development, during the inauguration ceremony.