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Solvay breaks ground on new silica plant in Poland

On May 22, Solvay held a ground-breaking ceremony for its new plant for highly dispersible silica in Wloclawek, Poland. The plant represents a €75-million investment that will create more than 50 new jobs and expand the company’s HDS capacity by 85,000 tons per year. The plant is expected on-stream in 3Q 2014.

Located in central Poland, close to key energy distribution and the recently completed Warsaw-Gdansk highway, the new facility is located on a plot of 8 hectares and will be used to supply customers in Eastern Europe and Russia. The site is designated as a special economic zone (SEZ) and will be integrated within the industrial complex of Anwil, a subsidiary of the Polish refining and energy company PKN Orlen Capital Group, one of Central Europe’s largest refiners of crude oil.

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