German company Covestro, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality polymer materials and components, inaugurated yesterday its new chlorine production plant in Tarragona (Catalonia), a project involving an investment of around 200 million euros and the creation of 50 new jobs.
The commissioning of this new plant, the world's first chlorine production plant based on ODC (oxygen-depolarized cathode) technology, will provide Tarragona with an efficient, independent, and permanent supply of chlorine and caustic soda, two essential elements for the chemical industry, as well as a key raw material for many other strategic sectors.
ACCIO-Catalonia Trade & Investment, the agency for business competitiveness of the Department of Business and Labour, supported Covestro's growth project in Tarragona.
The inauguration event was attended by the President of the Government of Catalonia, Pere Aragonès, the delegate of the Government of Catalonia in Tarragona, Àngel Xifré, the secretary of Business and Competitiveness and CEO of ACCIO-Catalonia Trade & Investment, Albert Castellanos, and Covestro's Global CCO, Sucheta Govil, Covestro's Chief Commercial Officer, and the company's General Manager in Spain, Andrea Firenze.
“With four centers in Catalonia that employ more than a thousand people, Covestro has shown a clear commitment to our country over the years”
Pere Aragonès, President of the Government of Catalonia
Pere Aragonès emphasized the importance of industry for the country, asserting that "we must move forward in the reindustrialization of Catalonia with ambition, innovation and an unequivocal work of commitment to sustainability and the environment." "In this way, Catalonia will once again become one of the most industrialized regions in Europe," he said.
Pere Aragonès expressed his gratitude and satisfaction for "this new commitment of Covestro to Catalonia." And he recalled that this company, with four centers in Catalonia that employ more than a thousand people, has shown "a clear commitment to our country over the years." "You have the government at your side in this path of generating shared prosperity," he said.