IndaChlor (FR)

Partner description

Indaver is a reliable partner to both industry and public authorities for ecologically and economically responsible waste management.
Over the years Indaver has become a European player, with facilities and operations at more than 30 locations in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Portugal. The Indaver Group manages around 5 million tonnes of waste every year, using the best available techniques for the treatment of this waste. Indaver employs approximately 1,700 people.
In all of their activities they recover as many materials and as much energy as possible. As a supplier of high-quality raw materials and renewable energy they are a partner to public authorities, industry and society in the circular economy.
IndaChlor - situated in Dunkirk, France - is a 100% affiliate of Indaver.

You can find more info on IndaChlor on their website.

Role in PECS

IndaChlor has the intention of building a new treatment plant at Loon Plage/Dunkirk to recycle chlorinated and production waste. They are very active in the pharmaceutical, chemical and metallurgic industries and have specialist treatment plants that use cutting-edge technology to recover as many re-usable materials and as much energy as possible from waste. They are closing the loop with a high degree of quality. Waste is only one phase in a material's life cycle. It constitutes a source of new raw materials and renewable energy.
With this in mind they constantly research innovative methods for extracting even more energy and materials from waste.  IndaChlor is a prime example of this approach. With the construction of this new treatment centre in the Port of Dunkirk with a 40,000 ton capacity IndaChlor recycles production waste and chlorinated waste streams in order to recover chlorine in the form of hydrochloric acid. In the interests of industrial synergy, IndaChlor will build this plant near businesses that can use the hydrochloric acid resulting from the treatment of waste.
The energy produced during IndaChlor's treatment process will be recycled. All the steam from the recycling process will be directed to a steam turbine. One  fifth will be valorised into electricity, minimum 1.000 KW, which will cover consumption of the plant when disconnected from the grid. The remainder (80 %) of the energy in the steam is sold as heat to an existing neighbouring company at their appropriate steam conditions via a pipeline. This means that the company can stop using natural gas, because an alternative is delivered directly. The steam turbine will be capable to convert the full steam flow into electricity in case no steam is consumed by the neighbouring company.
This is an example of a safe and profitable circular economy.  IndaChlor will thus reinforce the local industry of the Hauts-de-France region.

​Presentation of IndaChlor at the PECS Opening Conference in Southampton, dd. 29-01-2018: download