1980 - 1989 Highlights in Chemical Production

1980

Afugan is produced for the first time in the crop production plant PSM 1.

1981

Production of vinyl methyl acetamide (VIMA) begins in Knapsack and extracted phosphoric acid is produced from crude phosphorous acid according to a process developed in Knapsack (PSE plant).

1985

An intermediate production plant is started up to produce 300 tons of phosphonous ethyl acetic acid ester (PEE) annually; the product serves as an additive for the production of polyester fibers.

A new railway line connects the works’ sites Knapsack and Hürth.

311 young people learn an occupation in the center for vocational and further education. There are now 4,114 permanent staff members working on the sites.

1986

The following products go into production: the plant PSM 3 begins producing methane phosphorous acid ester and methane phosphorous acid and from 1987 methane phosphorous acid ester is produced as a preliminary product for the manufacture of the herbicide BASTA.

Regarding chlorine alkali electrolysis, a waste water recirculation facility improves the waste water situation of the plant considerably.

Shutdown of the feeding stuff plant (Hostaphos) and the solvent production facility Pyranton A.

The construction of the site’s own joint road between the works’ sites Knapsack and Hürth improves the works infrastructure.

1987

On 29 June 1987 a major fire destroys the phosphorus acid extraction plant.

The drainage water of the works own waste site is pumped via a new pipeline to the waste water treatment facility in Hürth and after going through a desulfurization process, it is then introduced into the waste water clarification process.

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ENERGY SUPPLY

The reliable and economical supply of sufficient energy is one of the most important prerequisites for the chemical industry. The chemical park operator InfraServ Knapsack provides the manufacturing companies with the necessary energies in the form of electricity and process steam.

The continuous main load of the energy supply is borne by the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) power plant of E.ON Energy from Waste, where up to 300,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel are thermally utilized every year. This service is complemented by the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of the Norwegian energy company Statkraft. With 800 MW of installed capacity it is one of the largest CCGT power plants in Germany. A further combined gas turbine power plant with capacity of 400 MW is currently under construction. The energy supply of the Chemiepark Knapsack is thus guaranteed, also at peak load time. 

ENERGY SUPPLY

The reliable and economical supply of sufficient energy is one of the most important prerequisites for the chemical industry. The chemical park operator InfraServ Knapsack provides the manufacturing companies with the necessary energies in the form of electricity and process steam.

The continuous main load of the energy supply is borne by the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) power plant of E.ON Energy from Waste, where up to 300,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel are thermally utilized every year. This service is complemented by the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of the Norwegian energy company Statkraft. With 800 MW of installed capacity it is one of the largest CCGT power plants in Germany. A further combined gas turbine power plant with capacity of 400 MW is currently under construction. The energy supply of the Chemiepark Knapsack is thus guaranteed, also at peak load time.