Wilhelmshaven Site, Germany
INEOS Vinyls Deutschland GmbH
Other legal entities located at Wilhelmshaven Site are:
INEOS Chlor Atlantik GmbH (chlorine cellroom operation)
The Sites comprise a chlorine plant with a production capacity of 137,000 tonnes of chlorine and 300,000 tonnes of sodium hydroxide per annum; a VCM plant with a production capacity of 400,000 tonnes per annum; a PVC plant with an annual capacity of 380,000 tonnes; supply systems to provide energy and operating resources (steam, electricity, natural gas, water, compressed air) as well as a jetty for the import and export of raw materials, intermediate and finished products.
The Site at Voslapp has an excellent record of quality, health and safety. The Site is accredited to the following standards:
The Site at Rüstersiel is accredited to following standards:
The electrolysis plant at Rüstersiel Site operates using mercury technology. The sodium chloride used as raw material is transported by sea. From this site chlorine gas is fed into an approximately 7 mile long pipeline to the Voslapp site. During the direct chlorination process, chlorine and ethylene are used to produce the intermediate product 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC) that decomposes to produce the target product Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) during the thermal crack process. Apart from VCM, hydrogen chloride (HCl) is produced which is subsequently fed back into the oxychlorination process with both ethylene and oxygen to produce the intermediate product 1,2-dichlorethane (EDC). The source material ethylene is transported by sea and transhipped via our own jetty.
Monomeric vinyl chloride is subsequently converted into polyvinyl chloride (S-PVC) by polymerisation using the suspension process in the PVC plant. Unused VCM is removed via degasification systems from the PVC water suspension and fed back into the process.
After drying off, the pulverized end product PVC is sent off to our customers as dry bulk in silo trucks or railway wagons or packed in sacks or big bags.
1970s - Start up of chlorine cellroom plant by Alusuisse. Subsequent acquistion of chlorine plant by ICI. Start of construction of VCM and PVC plants at Voslapper Groden.
1980s - Start up of VCM and PVC production. Production Service Agreement with EVC, the PVC joint venture of ICI and ENI.
2000s - Acquisition of both EVC and ICI operations by INEOS. Name change of EVC Germany to INEOS Vinyls Deutschland GmbH.