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Kemira completes expansion of its hydrogen peroxide plant in Uruguay


Kemira has successfully completed the expansion of its hydrogen peroxide plant in Fray Bentos, Uruguay. Hydrogen peroxide is produced in one of the most modern chemical islands built and operated by Kemira since 2007. The expansion was planned since the beginning of the operation in 2005 and the project was carried out from April 2012 to June 2013.

“We finalized the expansion in the planned schedule and the capacity was increased by 65% which allows us to serve the growing demand of the product in the regional pulp market” says Pedro Cirillo, Director of Kemira Uruguay. "This investment is well aligned with Kemira’s strategy to grow in pulp chemicals, in South America” concludes Hilton Casas, President of the Region South America.

Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. We provide expertise and chemicals that improve our customers’ water, energy and raw material efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment. In 2012, Kemira had annual revenue of EUR 2.2 billion and around 4,900 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.


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