Röhm announces the start of detail engineering and construction of a new production plant for methyl methacrylate (MMA) in Bay City, Texas. The plant will reportedly be the first of its kind to implement Röhm’s newly developed, proprietary ethylene-based LiMA technology on a large industrial scale. Röhm says it expects mechanical completion in 2023. The new plant will have a production volume of 250,000 tons and create 70 direct jobs, according to the company.
The plant will be built on the site of OQ Chemicals. Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Röhm in February 2021, OQ is actively engaged in engineering for construction of additional aldehydes capacities and site services required to support the investment by Röhm, according to the company.
Consulting and engineering company Wood is delivering engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the project. Compared to other MMA processes, Röhm says the LiMA technology enables a high yield with low energy consumption and reduced wastewater volumes.
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